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

$$x=\frac{13}{4}$$
$$4x-5=8$$ 1. First, add 5 to both sides of the equation to isolate the variable "x". $4x-5+5=8+5$ $4x=13$ 2. Then divide both sides by 4 to isolate the variable. $4x\div4=13\div4$ $$x=\frac{13}{4}$$