How do you solve #4x + 7 = 6x - 1#?
Start by bringing all of the variables onto one side of the equation. In this case, Let's subtract 4x from both sides to give us:
Perform indicated steps as allowed (subtract
Let's get all of the non-variables onto one side of the equation, the simplest way to do this is to add
Perform indicated steps as allowed (add
Let's divide both sides by the coefficient of
Because the equals sign is transitive, we can also state this as