Posted by **Laruen** on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:03pm.

Multi-Step Equations

Solve:

2(4-d+2d) = 12

please help me!!!! I'm struggling in this question a lot!

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:08pm
2(4-d+2d) = 12

8 - 2d + 4d = 12

2d = 12 - 8

2d = 4

d = 2

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**genie_math**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:09pm
First multiply the 2 on the left hand side with each item in the brackets.

2*4 - 2*d + 2*2d = 12

8 - 2d + 4d = 12

Now add all the similar terms on left hand side. i.e 2d & 4d

8+4d = 12 now subtract 8 from both sides

8-8+4d = 12-8

4d = 4

d = 1

If I helped you then reply and Thank me or appreciate it .

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:12pm
Please check your arithmetic. I think my answer is right -- but I'm not absolutely sure.

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**genie_math**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:13pm
Sorry i made a mistake .

Its 8 + 2d = 12

2d = 4

d = 2

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**Laruen**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:13pm
thanks

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:14pm
You're welcome.

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