# How do you solve for x: in x - 8 + x = 1 - 4x ?

May 16, 2018

$x = \frac{3}{2}$

#### Explanation:

$x - 8 + x = 1 - 4 x$

$x - 9 + x = - 4 x$

$x - 9 = - 5 x$

$6 x = 9$

$x = \frac{9}{6}$

$x = \frac{3}{2}$

Opposite operation on like terms on either side to bring all $x$ terms and integer terms onto opposite sides of the equals.