Solve for x Your goal is to get x alone on one side. Follow the steps below: 𝑥+1 -x 4 12/ 4=3 12(𝑥+1) 4 = −2𝑥 3 -12(x) = 12(−2𝑥) 3 3(𝑥 + 1) -12(x) = 4(−2𝑥) 3x+3-12x = -8x -3 +8x = +8x -3 3x-12x +8x = -3 -1x = -3 −1𝑥 −3 = −1 −1 x = 3 12/ 3=4 Find the LCM of denominators. LCM(4,3)=12 Multiply 12 by each term and simplify Remove brackets Illuminate constant terms from left-hand side by adding the opposite. Illuminate x terms from right-hand side by adding the opposite. Add like terms Divide both sides by the coefficient of x (the number before x)