MATH SOLVE

8 months ago

Q:
# What is the solution to 4x+3=-9 ?

Accepted Solution

A:

x = -3

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The following steps are taken to isolate x on one side of the equation in order to set it equal to a value on the other side of the equation.

4x + 3 = -9

Cancel out the 3 by subtracting it from both sides of the equation (since it is positive).

4x + 3 - 3 = -9 - 3

4x = -12

Cancel out the 4 (from 4x) by dividing both sides of the equation by it (since it is currently being multiplied).

4x / 4 = -12 / 4

x = -3

Variable x is now isolated on the left side of the equation, leaving the right side equal to x.

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The following steps are taken to isolate x on one side of the equation in order to set it equal to a value on the other side of the equation.

4x + 3 = -9

Cancel out the 3 by subtracting it from both sides of the equation (since it is positive).

4x + 3 - 3 = -9 - 3

4x = -12

Cancel out the 4 (from 4x) by dividing both sides of the equation by it (since it is currently being multiplied).

4x / 4 = -12 / 4

x = -3

Variable x is now isolated on the left side of the equation, leaving the right side equal to x.