# Math Help - help solving

1. ## help solving

First let me say thanks in advance for any and all help received.

3x+4=16

Thanks again,
Gary

2. $3x+4=16$
Subtract four from both sides of the equation:
$3x=12$
Divide both sides of the equation by 3:
$
x=4
$

3. Originally Posted by Quacky
$3x+4=16$
Subtract four from both sides of the equation:
$3x=12$
Divide both sides of the equation by 3:
$
x=4
$

Thanks a lot for the quick response.

So to do 2x-5=3, do I add 5 to both sides?
2x-5= 3
+5 +5
2x = 8 then divide by 2 leaving the answer 4?

Thanks,
Gary

4. Originally Posted by gmhill33
Thanks a lot for the quick response.

So to do 2x-5=3, do I add 5 to both sides?
2x-5= 3
+5 +5
2x = 8 then divide by 2 leaving the answer 4?

Thanks,
Gary
Exactly, Gary. No go and practice on a bunch of 'em.