# How do you solve the equation: 34-2x=14

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`34-2x=14`

To solve for the value of x, we have to -2x only at the left side of the equation. To do so, subtract 34 from both sides.

`34-34-2x=14-34`

`0-2x=-20`

`-2x=-20`

And, we need to have x only at the left side. So, divide both sides by -2.

`(-2x)/(-2)=(-20)/(-2)`

`x=10`

**Therefore, the solution is x=10.**

34-2x=14

Another way you could do this problem is by dividing by 2 first:

17 - x = 7

Then you can easily see that x has to be 10.

I'll help by going through the step-by-step method.

34 - 2x = 14

First of all, we want to solve for x. However, we can't do that yet because we haven't simplified the equation.

Firstly, we should **gather like terms. **To do this, we have to get 34 and 14 on the right side of the equation. We know that equal operations must happen. So:

34 - 2x **- 34 **= 14 **- 34**

- 2x = - 20

Now that we have a simple equation, we can use more equal operations (what happens to one side happens to the other) to find the value of x:

-2x = -20

-2x **/ -2 **= -20 **/ -2**

x = 10

Therefore, x is equal to 10.