# How do you solve (x+4)/3=-8?

Aug 10, 2016

$x = - 28$

#### Explanation:

First, we can rewrite it as $\left(x + 4\right) \div 3$
Then, we can shift the '$\div 3$' to the other side of the equation, causing it to change from a divide to a multiply
$x + 4 = - 8 \times 3$
$x + 4 = - 24$
After that, we shift the $+ 4$ to the other side as well, changing it from a positive number to a negative number
$x = - 24 - 4$
$x = - 28$