# 52-4=4x ???

## what is that and how do u solve it

Jun 6, 2018

$x = 12$

#### Explanation:

Simplify what you can on both sides:

$52 - 4 = 4 x$

$48 = 4 x$

So now we need a number that can be multiplied by 4 to get 48. A simpler way is to divide both sides by 4:

$\frac{48}{4} = \frac{4 x}{4}$

$\frac{48}{4} = x$

$12 = x$

So now it is known that $x = 12$.