Solve and explain the equation 2x + 16 = 10

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udonbutterfly | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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 2x + 16 = 10

In order to solve for x you are going to subtract 16 on both sides and you will get 2x alone.

 2x + 16 -16 = 10 - 16

2x = -6 Now divide the 2 from 2x on both sides and you will have your answer.

2x /2 = -6/2

x = -3

To check your answer plug -3 into the equation so...

2 x -3 + 16 = 10

-6 + 16 = 10

10 = 10 x=-3 is correct

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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2x + 16 = 10

Move the like terms on one side to isolate the variable

2x=10-16

2x=-6

Divide by 2

x=-3

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nisarg | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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2x + 16 = 10

2x=-6               subtract 6 from both sides

x=-3                 divide both sides by 2

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jess1999 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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2x + 16 = 10 Here are the steps to solve this equation

First you have to try to get " x " alone, so you would have to subtract 16 on both sides

By subtracting 16 on both sides your equation would look like this

2x = -6     Now to get " x " alone we have to divide by 2 on both sides

By dividing by 2 on both sides your equation would look like this

x= -3  which is your answer

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Jyotsana | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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2x+16=10   subtract 16 on both side

2x+16-16=10-16

2x=-6    Divide by 2 on both side

2x/2=-6/2

x=-3

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Solving the given equation means finding the value of x for the given expression.

We do in the following steps:

The given equation is:

2x + 16 = 10

First we transfer all the terms containing x to left hand side of the equation and all the terms with only numbers to the right hand side of equation.

In changing the side of any term the sign of the term gets reversed. In this case, we will transfer 16 to right hand side changing its sign to -ve:

Thus the equation becomes:

2x = 10 - 16 = - 6

Then we divide both sides of the equation by 2 to make left hand side equal to x. Thus:

x = -6/2 = -3

Answer:

x = -3

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neela | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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To solve 2x+16 =10.

Solution:

2x+16=10. We can solve this by retaining x's to one side , by adding or subtracting equals to both sides:

2x+16 -16 = 10-16. 16 is subtracted from both sides:

2x = -6. We dide both sides by 2.

2x/2 = -6/2 . Or

x = -3.

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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In order to solve the equation, we'll have to find a value for x so that the equation to hold, even after the substitution of the unknown x with the found value was made.

A proper manner to solve this type of equation would be  to subtract, both sides of the equation, the opposite value of the one of the left side, so that, in the end, the left side to contain only the unknown x.

2x+16-16=10-16

2x=-6

Now, to move 2 across the equal sign, we need to divide both sides of the equation with 2.

2x/2=-6/2

x=-3

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