# How do you solve #\frac { 1} { 4} ( 5x + 4) - \frac { 22} { 3} = \frac { 14} { 3}#?

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#### Explanation:

First multiply both sides by

Divide both sides by

#### Explanation:

Let's start with the original equation:

We can use the Distributive Property to simplify the left side:

We can now simplify the left side even further by multiplying the

Now, we can move all the constants over to the right side. Let's start by adding

We now subtract

And then we multiply both sides by

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Checking:

Being good mathematicians, we should **always** check our answers by substituting the value we got for the variable back into the locations of the variable in the original equation. Here, in this problem, we should substitute