How do you solve \frac{x}{7} - 3= - 1?

2 Answers
Apr 13, 2018

By arranging the equation

Explanation:

$\frac{x}{7} - 3 = - 1$

$\frac{x}{7} = - 1 + 3$

$\frac{x}{7} = 2$

$x = 7 \times 2$

$x = 14$

Apr 13, 2018

$x = 14$

Explanation:

First, bring the $x$ to one side and everthing else to the other side.
$\frac{x}{7} - 3 = - 1 | + 3$

Than, multiply or divide by the coefficient (always do the opposide).

$\frac{x}{7} = 2 | \cdot 7$
$x = 14$