## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$x=-5$
We are told that the sum of 4 times a number and 6 is -14. We will use x as the variable. Therefore, the sum of 4x and 6 equals -14. $4x+6=-14$ Subtract 6 from both sides. $4x+6-6=-14-6$ $4x=-20$ Divide both sides by 4. $x=-5$