How do you solve the equation:  3x + 4 =-8?

Jul 6, 2015

Get the $x$ term alone on the left side. Divide both sides by the coefficient of the $x$ term.

Explanation:

$3 x + 4 = 8$

Subtract $4$ from both sides.

$3 x = 8 - 4$ =

$3 x = 4$

Divide both sides by $3$.

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