# How do you solve 1/3x-4=1?

Mar 22, 2017

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{x = 15}$

#### Explanation:

Given
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} \frac{1}{3} x - 4 = 1$

Multiply everything on both sides by $3$ to get rid of the fraction.
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} x - 12 = 3$

Add $12$ to both sides to isolate the variable $x$.
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} x = 15$