# How do you solve  (x-3)/4=2?

Mar 7, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{4}$ to eliminate the fraction while keeping the equation balanced:

$\textcolor{red}{4} \times \frac{x - 3}{4} = \textcolor{red}{4} \times 2$

$\cancel{\textcolor{red}{4}} \times \frac{x - 3}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{4}}}} = 8$

$x - 3 = 8$

Now, add $\textcolor{red}{3}$ to each side of the equation to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$x - 3 + \textcolor{red}{3} = 8 + \textcolor{red}{3}$

$x - 0 = 11$

$x = 11$