# How do you solve 4x - 1 = -9?

Apr 25, 2018

$x = - 2$

#### Explanation:

We can start by adding $1$ to both sides to isolate $x$. We get:

$4 x = - 8$

Lastly, we can divide both sides by $4$ to solve for $x$. We get:

$x = - 2$

Hope this helps!