# How do you solve  4x - 3 = -19?

May 13, 2018

$x = - 4$

#### Explanation:

Given: $4 x - 3 = - 19$

Add $3$ to both sides.

$4 x - \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}} + \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{3}}} = - 19 + 3$

$4 x = - 16$

Divide by $4$ on both sides.

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{4}}} x}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{4}}}} = - \frac{16}{4}$

$x = - 4$