### Home > CC2 > Chapter Ch8 > Lesson 8.2.2 > Problem 8-49

8-49.

Solve these equations for

*x*. Check your answers. Homework Help ✎2(

*x*+ 4.5) = 326 + 2.5

*x*= 21=

Distribute.

2(*x*) + 2(4.5) = 32

2*x* + 9 = 32

−9 −9

2*x* = 23

Subtract 9 from both sides.

Divide by 2.

*x* = 11.5

*x* = 6

Multiply both sides by 9 and by 16.