# How do you solve 5+x/4=1?

Sep 14, 2016

$x = - 16$

#### Explanation:

Isolate the term in $x$ on the left side:

$5 - 5 + \frac{x}{4} = 1 - 5$

$\frac{x}{4} = - 4 \text{ } \leftarrow$ multiply both sides by 4

$\frac{\cancel{4}}{1} \times \frac{x}{\cancel{4}} = - 4 \times 4$

$x = - 16$