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

Jul 23, 2016

x = 11

#### Explanation:

If we multiply both sides of the equation by 4 then we eliminate the fraction.

${\textcolor{red}{\cancel{4}}}^{1} \times \frac{x - 3}{{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{4}}}^{1}} = \textcolor{red}{4} \times 2$

we are now left with : x - 3 = 8

Add 3 to both sides to solve for x

$x - \cancel{3} + \cancel{3} = 8 + 3$

$\Rightarrow x = 11$