# How do you solve 5x + 1 = 21 ?

Mar 11, 2018

$x = 4$

#### Explanation:

Shift 1 to the right
$5 x = 21 - 1$
$5 x = 20$
Divide both sides by 5
$\frac{5 x}{5} = \frac{20}{5}$
$x = 4$