# SOLUTION: I am trying to help my child with: 2(x+1) + 3x = 2x -4-x +16. The problem we are having is that the teacher says to solve it a different way and we got x=4. I think the teacher is

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 Click here to see ALL problems on test Question 393454: I am trying to help my child with: 2(x+1) + 3x = 2x -4-x +16. The problem we are having is that the teacher says to solve it a different way and we got x=4. I think the teacher is using distributive property. Can you help?Found 2 solutions by edjones, scott8148:Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!2(x+1) + 3x = 2x -4-x +16 2x+2+3x=2x-4-x+16 5x+2=x+12 4x=10 x=10/4=5/2 . Ed Answer by scott8148(6628)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!distributing ___ 2x + 2 + 3x = 2x - 4 - x + 16 consolidating like terms ___ 5x + 2 = x + 12 subtracting x+2 ___ 4x = 10 dividing by 4 ___ x = 10/4 = 5/2