# How do you solve 4 - 7x = 5x?

Apr 11, 2018

$x = \frac{1}{3}$

#### Explanation:

First, you'll want to combine like terms by bringing the $x$'s together. This can be done by adding $7 x$ to both sides.

$4 - 7 x = 5 x$

to get

$4 = 12 x$

To solve for $x$, you must divide both sides of the equation by the coefficient of $x$ which is $12$ and then simplify.

$x = \frac{4}{12}$

$x = \frac{1}{3}$

$x$ is therefore equal to $\frac{1}{3}$.