MATH
posted by SARA .
2x3(x+4)= 5
The answer is 7 , but I am unable to get this answer. tried working problem several ways get different answers
for ex. I get 17 or 7
Please I need some help

2x3(x+4)= 5 , now expand it
2x  3x  12 = 5 , combine the x's, add 12 to both sides
x = 5 + 12 , simplify the right side
x = 7 , divide both sides by 1
x = 7