How do you solve 4x + 5= x + 14?

Aug 1, 2015

By performing a series of identical simple arithmetic operations on both sides of the given equation, we can solve it as $x = 3$

Explanation:

$4 x + 5 = x + 14$

Subtract $x$ from both sides
$3 x + 5 = 14$

Subtract $5$ from both sides
$3 x = 9$

Divide both sides by $3$
$x = 3$