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

Jul 14, 2018

$x = 20$

#### Explanation:

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

To solve for the variable $x$, we have to isolate it (make it by itself). To do so, first add $\textcolor{b l u e}{3}$ to both sides of the equation:
$\frac{x}{4} - 3 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 3} = 2 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{+ \quad 3}$

$\frac{x}{4} = 5$

Now multiply both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{4}$:
$\frac{x}{4} \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 4} = 5 \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 4}$

Therefore,
$x = 20$

Hope this helps!

Aug 10, 2018

$x = 20$

#### Explanation:

We can start by adding $3$ to both sides to get

$\frac{x}{4} = 5$

Next, multiply both sides by $4$ to get rid of the denominator. We now have

$x = 20$

Hope this helps!