## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Subtract $\frac{1}{3}$ from both sides of the equation to isolate the variable. x+$\frac{1}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$ x=$\frac{7}{3}$-$\frac{1}{3}$ x=$\frac{6}{3}$ x=2 Check the answer. 2+$\frac{1}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$ $\frac{6}{3}$+$\frac{1}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$ $\frac{7}{3}$=$\frac{7}{3}$