How do you solve 5+ 8x = 37?

Apr 6, 2018

The answer is $x = 4$.

Explanation:

First, you have to isolate the variable.

So subtract $5$ on both sides.

$5 + 8 x = 37$ $\to$ $8 x = 32$

And then divide by $8$ on both sides

$8 x = 32$ $\to$ $x = 4$

Here's a link you can use if you still have trouble with the concept:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/maths_ii/algebra/solving_simple_equations/revision/1/

Apr 6, 2018

$x = 4$

Explanation:

Let's see the problem again:

$5 + 8 x = 37$

First, you subtract 5 from 5, after, you subtract 5 from 37.
Now our problem should look like this:

$8 x = 32$

Now, you divide $8 x$ and $32$ both by 8.
8x divided by 8, the two 8's eliminate each other, so for the 8, you are left with just:

$x$

Now, lastly, you divide 32 by 8, which is 4. You are left with:

color(red)(x = 4

Hope this helps! :)