# How do you solve x+14=25?

Feb 15, 2017

$x = 11$

#### Explanation:

First thing we have to do is isolate the variable, $x$.

Do this by subtracting $14$ from both sides.

$x + 14 \textcolor{red}{- 14} = 25 \textcolor{red}{- 14}$

$14 - 14$ cancels out on the left side. Simplify the right side.

$x + \cancel{14 - 14} = 11$

Rewrite.

$x = 11$