# Solve 1/4x + 3 = 4 ?

Nov 20, 2017

Either $4$ or $\frac{1}{4}$ depending on the interpretation of the question.

#### Explanation:

If the $x$ is multiplied by $\frac{1}{4}$, then

$\frac{1}{4} x + 3 - 3 = 4 - 3 \text{ }$ subtract $3$ from both sides

$\frac{1}{4} x = 1 \text{ }$ now multiply both sides by $4$

$x = 4$

If $x$ is in the denominator, then

$\frac{1}{4 x} + 3 = 4$

$\frac{1}{4 x} = 1 \text{ }$ multiply both sides by $4 x$

$1 = 4 x$

$x = \frac{1}{4}$

So the answer depends on if you meant for $x$ to be in the denominator or multiplied by $\frac{1}{4}$.