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.

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.