# This spring it rained a total of 11.5 inches. This was 3 inches less than last spring. How do you write and solve an equation to find the amount of rain last season?

##### 1 Answer
May 1, 2018

$x = 14.5$, $14.5$ inches

#### Explanation:

Since it rained 3 inches less than last year, we can use this equation to model the rain last season:
$x - 3 = 11.5$ Add $3$ to each side to isolate $x$:
$x = 14.5$.