# How do you solve #4x+ 8=-4#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 29, 2016

x=-3

Have a look at how the first principles method work. The shortcut is a shortened version of it!

#### Explanation:

Given:

Move the 8 to the other side of the equals

Move the 4 from

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Subtract

Divide both sides by 4. This is the same as

But