# How do you solve (x+4)/2 = 7?

Apr 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

In this question you need to simplify the left hand side so since it is entirely divided by $2$ both sides need to be multiplied by $2$ to simplify the equation and keep both sides equal.

$\frac{x + 4}{2} \times 2 = 7 \times 2$

$x + 4 = 14$

Now you can subtract $4$ from both sides to find $x$

$x + 4 - 4 = 14 - 4$

$x = 10$

Apr 9, 2018

x=10

#### Explanation:

We just use simple algebra. I personally like to get rid of the fraction first so this is how I do. $\frac{x + 4}{2} = 7.$
$x + 4 = 7 \cdot 2$
$x + 4 = 14$
$x = 10$

Apr 9, 2018

$x = 10$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{x + 4}{2} = 7$

$x + 4 = 14$

$x = 10$