# How do you solve for x in 16w+4x=y ?

Mar 1, 2016

$x = \frac{y - 16 w}{4}$

#### Explanation:

Step 1: Isolate the term containing $x$

$16 w + 4 x = y$

$\implies 16 w + 4 x - 16 w = y - 16 w$

$\implies 4 x = y - 16 w$

Step 2: Divide by the coefficient of $x$

$\frac{4 x}{4} = \frac{y - 16 w}{4}$

$\implies x = \frac{y - 16 w}{4}$