# How do you solve \frac { x + 6} { 5} = 3?

Nov 23, 2016

$x = 9$

#### Explanation:

First, multiply each side of the equation by $5$:

$\frac{5 \cdot \left(x + 6\right)}{5} = 5 \cdot 3$

$\frac{\cancel{5} \cdot \left(x + 6\right)}{\cancel{5}} = 5 \cdot 3$

$x + 6 = 15$

Lastly, subtract 6 from each side of the equation:

$x + 6 - 6 = 15 - 6$

$x + 0 = 9$

$x = 9$