## Finite Math and Applied Calculus (6th Edition)

$$x=\frac{-3}{2}$$
$$2x+4=1$$ 1. First, subtract 4 from both sides of the equation to isolate the variable. $2x+4-4=1-4$ $2x=-3$ 2. Then divide 2 from both sides of the equation to isolate x. $2x\div2=-3\div2$ $$x=\frac{-3}{2}$$