Question

# Solve the equation for x. 8−12=3

Answer

x = -4/15

- Q: Which operation should be used to isolate x? A: Add 12 to both sides.
- Q: What is the result of adding 12 to both sides? A: 8 - 12 + 12 = 3 + 12, which simplifies to -4 = 15.
- Q: Isolate x by dividing both sides by -4. A: x = -4/15.