# How do you solve 4+3x=6x-17?

May 25, 2018

$x = 7$

#### Explanation:

What you do to one side, you do to the other. Add $17$ to both sides:

$4 + 3 x + 17 = 6 x - 17 + 17$

This turns into

$3 x + 21 = 6 x$

Minus $3 x$ from both sides:

$3 x - 3 x + 21 = 6 x - 3 x$

Which makes;

$21 = 3 x$

Divide $3$ from both sides:

$\frac{21}{3} = \frac{3 x}{3}$

This makes;

$7 = x$