# How do you solve 4x + 16 + 40 = 160?

Feb 14, 2016

$x = 26$

#### Explanation:

$4 x + 16 + 40 = 160$

$4 x + 56 = 160$

$4 x = 104$

$x = \frac{104}{4}$

$x = 26$

Feb 14, 2016

Slightly different alternative approach$\text{ } x = 26$

#### Explanation:

Given:$\text{ } 4 x + 16 + 40 = 160$

Divide both sides by 4 giving:

$x + 4 + 10 = 40$

$x = 40 - 14$

$x = 26$