# How do you solve 14-x=3x-2?

Jul 8, 2016

$x = 4$

#### Explanation:

For problems like this you want to get the variable on one side of the equation and your constants ( a number on its own) on the other side.

Put your variables on the right side of the equation by adding x on both sides. You should end up with:

$14 = 4 x - 2$

Add 2 on both sides of the equation so the constants are on the left side leaving 4x on the right and 16 on the left:

$16 = 4 x$

Divide both sides by 4 to solve for x:

$\frac{16}{4} = \frac{4 x}{4}$

$x = 4$