Algebra 1

$k = 29$
$\frac{1}{4}(k - 1) = 7$ --> Original $\frac{1}{4}k -\frac{1}{4} = 7$ --> Distribute the $\frac{1}{4}$ to the terms inside the parenthesis $\frac{1}{4}k = 7\frac{1}{4}$ --> Add $\frac{1}{4}$ to each side $k = 29$ --> Multiply each side by 4