How do you solve #5x+12=x-4#?
The trick to solving a simple equation as this one is, "isolation". Try to "isolate" the variable, x on one side and the numbers on the other side. Let's see how you can do this.
What we have is now:
Well let's divide both sides by 4:
And finally we have isolated
Hope it helps. Follow this basic recipe an you will be able to solve any equation of this kind... Good Luck!