2(x+4)+8=32

Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

2x+2⋅4+8=32

Multiply 2 by 4.

2x+8+8=32

2x+8+8=32

Add 8 and 8.

2x+16=32

2x+16=32

Subtract 16 from both sides of the equation.

2x=32-16

Subtract 16 from 32.

2x=16

2x=16

Divide each term in 2x=16 by 2.

2×2=162

Cancel the common factor of 2.

Cancel the common factor.

2×2=162

Divide x by 1.

x=162

x=162

Divide 16 by 2.

x=8

x=8

Solve for x 2(x+4)+8=32