# How do you solve for x in 7x-y=14?

Feb 22, 2016

$x = \frac{1}{7} \left(14 + y\right)$

#### Explanation:

Isolate the x term on the left side

add y to both sides : 7x - y + y = 14 + y → 7x = 14 + y

divide both sides by 7

$\Rightarrow \frac{\cancel{7} x}{\cancel{7}} = \frac{14 + y}{7} \text{ or} \frac{1}{7} \left(14 + y\right)$