# How do you solve #2( 9+ 2x ) + 2( 2x ) = 360#?

This is your base equation. First we're going to distribute the twos into each term in the parentheses, like so:

Combine like terms...

Subtract 18 from both sides.

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Refer to the explanation for the process.

Solve:

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Simplify.

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To solve the equation 2(9 + 2x) + 2(2x) = 360:

- Distribute the terms inside the parentheses: 18 + 4x + 4x = 360.
- Combine like terms: 18 + 8x = 360.
- Subtract 18 from both sides: 8x = 342.
- Divide both sides by 8: x = 42.

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