# How do you solve 4x + 11 = 37?

Jul 20, 2016

$x = \frac{13}{2}$

#### Explanation:

To solve, isolate the x-term on the left side of the equation and move numeric terms to the right.

To achieve this subtract 11 from both sides.

$4 x + \cancel{11} \textcolor{red}{\cancel{- 11}} = 37 \textcolor{red}{\text{-11}} \Rightarrow 4 x = 26$

now divide both sides by 4

$\frac{{\cancel{4}}^{1} x}{\cancel{4}} ^ 1 = {\cancel{26}}^{13} / {\cancel{4}}^{2}$

$\Rightarrow x = \frac{13}{2}$