# How do you solve -22+ \frac { x } { 3} = 4?

Dec 1, 2017

$x = 78$

#### Explanation:

I’m assuming you are solving for x

So you want to isolate x by itself.

Let’s start by adding both sides by 22 (what you do on the left, you must do on the right!)

$- 22 + \frac{x}{3} = 4$

$- 22 + 22 + \frac{x}{3} = 4 + 22$

Notice that -22+22=0, so that cancels out and we get:

$\frac{x}{3} = 26$

Now we would still want to get x by itself, so the next move is to multiply both sides by 3 to cancel out the denominator.

$\frac{x}{3} = 26$

$\frac{x}{3} \cdot 3 = 26 \cdot 3$

$x = 78$