# SOLUTION: Solve algebraically for the variable: x + 2 = 4 (3x -2) I got this: x + 2 = 12x - 8 2= 11x - 8 10 = 11x 10/11 = x <-------- answer Is this correct?

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Question 19119: Solve algebraically for the variable:
x + 2 = 4 (3x -2)
I got this:
x + 2 = 12x - 8
2= 11x - 8
10 = 11x
Is this correct?

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