# How do you solve for x in 4x + 2 = 22?

Apr 5, 2018

$x = 5$

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

$4 x + 2 = 22$

Since this is an equation, that means that anything on the left side of the equation must equal the right side. So anything that we do with one side has to be done on the other side too.

Hence, we can subtract $2$ from both sides of the equation and get:
$4 x = 20$

Finally, we divide both sides by $4$, and get the value of $x$:
$x = 5$

Apr 5, 2018

5

#### Explanation:

$4 x + 2 = 22$
$4 x = 22 - 2$
$4 x = 20$
$x = \frac{20}{4}$
$x = 5$