# How do you solve #5+ 8x = 37#?

##### 2 Answers

The answer is

#### Explanation:

First, you have to isolate the variable.

So subtract

And then divide by

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

#### Explanation:

Let's see the problem again:

First, you subtract 5 from 5, after, you subtract 5 from 37.

Now our problem should look like this:

Now, you divide

8x divided by 8, the two 8's eliminate each other, so for the 8, you are left with just:

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

**Hope this helps! :)**