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If 3x + 2(x + 2) = 2x + 16, then x =

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If $$3x + 2(x + 2) = 2x + 16$$, then $$x =$$

(A) 3
(B) 4
(C) 20/3
(D) 10
(E) 12

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21 Nov 2019, 01:49
Bunuel wrote:
If $$3x + 2(x + 2) = 2x + 16$$, then $$x =$$

(A) 3
(B) 4
(C) 20/3
(D) 10
(E) 12

Explanation:
3x + 2(x + 2) = 2x + 16
Opening the brackets:
3x + 2x + 4= 2x+16
3x=12

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24 Nov 2019, 19:09
Bunuel wrote:
If $$3x + 2(x + 2) = 2x + 16$$, then $$x =$$

(A) 3
(B) 4
(C) 20/3
(D) 10
(E) 12

Simplifying, we have:

3x + 2x + 4 = 2x + 16

3x = 12

x = 4

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