# How do you solve the equation 3x - 9 = 48?

Jul 1, 2018

$x = 19$

#### Explanation:

$3 x - 9 = 48$

By transposing:

$3 x = 48 + 9$

$\implies 3 x = 57$

$\implies x = \frac{57}{3} = 19$

$\therefore x = 19$