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

Jul 3, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

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

$x + 4 = 2 \cdot 3 = 6$

$x = 6 - 4 = 2$

Jul 3, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

Given: $\frac{x + 4}{3} = 2$

Solve means find the $x$ value that works in the equation.

First multiply both sides by $3$:

$\frac{\cancel{3}}{1} \cdot \frac{x + 4}{\cancel{3}} = 2 \cdot 3$

$x + 4 = 6$

Subtract $4$ from both sides to isolate the variable:

$x + 4 - 4 = 6 - 4$

$x = 2$