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What Is X If 2x + 4 = 36?

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2x + 4 = 36
Subtract 4 from each side
2x + 4 - 4 = 36 - 4
2x = 32
Divide both sides by 2
2x   32
--- = -----
2   2

x = 16

Don't forget to plug the answer back in to the original equation to test it for accuracy.
2(16) + 4 = 36
32 + 4 = 36
36 = 36 Yep, that works.

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