# How do you solve 3x+243=39?

Mar 2, 2018

$x = - 68$

#### Explanation:

$3 x + 243 = 39$

$3 x + 243 - 243 = 39 - 243$

$3 x = - 204$

$\frac{3 x}{3} = - \frac{204}{3}$

$x = - 68$

Aug 5, 2018

$x = - 68$

#### Explanation:

To isolate the $x$ term, we can subtract $243$ from both sides to get

$3 x = - 204$

Lastly, we can divide both sides by $3$ to get

$x = - 68$

Hope this helps!