# How do you solve  ( x + 3) + 4\cdot ( x - 1) = 72?

Jul 31, 2017

$x = \frac{73}{5}$

#### Explanation:

$\left(x + 3\right) + 4 \left(x - 1\right) = 72$

or

$x + 3 + 4 x - 4 = 72$

or

$5 x - 1 = 72$

or

$5 x = 72 + 1$

or

$5 x = 73$

or

$x = \frac{73}{5}$