# Question #bd74c

Nov 18, 2017

Yes, this is an equation because it has an equals sign.

The solution of this equation is
$x = 8$

#### Explanation:

An equation
(such as x + 3 = 11 )

is a statement that the amounts on each side of the equals sign
( x + 3 ) and ( 11 )

are equal to each other.

The equals sign splits the equation into a right-hand side and a left-hand side.
The equals sign states that both sides are equal to each other.

Each side is made of one or more terms.

Here's a site with an illustrated explanation:
https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/equation.html
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You can solve this equation.
An equation is solved when the variable is isolated all alone on one side of the equals sign.

Right now, the equation is not solved because $x$ is not isolated all alone on the left hand side. There is also a $3$ on that side.

So you do the correct work to isolate $x$

$x + 3 = 11$
Subtract 3 from both sides to isolate $x$
$x = 8$
Now this equation is solved, and the answer is $x = 8$