# How do you solve 12x-4=32?

Jun 14, 2017

$x = 3$

#### Explanation:

First, add four to both sides which will leave you with

$12 x = 36$

Next, divide by $12$ on both sides leaving you with

$x = 3$

Jun 14, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Step 1) Add $\textcolor{red}{4}$ to each side of the equation to isolate the $x$ term while keeping the equation balanced:

$12 x - 4 + \textcolor{red}{4} = 32 + \textcolor{red}{4}$

$12 x - 0 = 36$

$12 x = 36$

Step 2) Divide each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{12}$ to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\frac{12 x}{\textcolor{red}{12}} = \frac{36}{\textcolor{red}{12}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{12}}} x}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{12}}} = 3$

$x = 3$