4x+2(x+8)=34

Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

4x+2x+2⋅8=34

Multiply 2 by 8.

4x+2x+16=34

4x+2x+16=34

Add 4x and 2x.

6x+16=34

6x+16=34

Subtract 16 from both sides of the equation.

6x=34-16

Subtract 16 from 34.

6x=18

6x=18

Divide each term in 6x=18 by 6.

6×6=186

Cancel the common factor of 6.

Cancel the common factor.

6×6=186

Divide x by 1.

x=186

x=186

Divide 18 by 6.

x=3

x=3

Solve for x 4x+2(x+8)=34