# How do you solve 1/4(x-3)=-2?

Mar 19, 2018

$x = - 5$

#### Explanation:

1.You first multiply the $\frac{1}{4}$ to $\left(x - 3\right)$

You should get $\frac{x}{4}$ - $\frac{3}{4}$ = $2$

2.After that you add $\frac{3}{4}$ to $2$ because you are trying to isolate the variable, $x$.

You should get $\frac{x}{4} = - \frac{5}{4}$

3.You then multiply $4$ on each side of the equation to cancel out

the denominator for $\frac{x}{4}$

You should get $x = - 5$