How do you solve \frac { x + 4} { 3} = 6?

Nov 22, 2016

$x = 14$

Explanation:

$\frac{x + 4}{3} = 6$

Multiply both sides by $3$

$\frac{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{3}} \left(x + 4\right)}{\cancel{3}} = 6 \left(\textcolor{red}{3}\right)$

$x + 4 = 18$

Subtract $4$ from both sides

$x \cancel{+ 4} \cancel{\textcolor{b l u e}{- 4}} = 18 \textcolor{b l u e}{- 4}$

$x = 14$