Berkeley college
posted by Carleen on .
2(4x7)=2x5

Berkeley college is not the subject.
Are you supposed to solve that equation for x?
Multiply the parentheses term by 2 and then collect "x" terms and constants separately. The answer should pop out at you. 
2(4x7)=2x5,open bracket,8x14=2x5,collect like terms,8x2x=5+14,6x=9,divide by the coefficient of x,x=9/6,x=3/2.we can check it by substituting for x,2(4 multiply by 3/27)=2 multiply by 3/25,when through with that the answer will be 2=2,that is right hand side is equal to the left hand side.