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

Jun 22, 2016

x = 11

#### Explanation:

We can write $2 = \frac{2}{1}$ and expressing the equation using this.

$\frac{x - 3}{4} = \frac{2}{1}$

now $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{cross multiplying}}$ gives

$1 \times \left(x - 3\right) = 2 \times 4 \Rightarrow x - 3 = 8$

$x \cancel{- 3} \cancel{+ 3} = 8 + 3 \Rightarrow x = 11$