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Solve x = 3x + 1

How to solve x = 3x + 1? Get the answer and stepwise instruction to solve linear equation in one one variable 𝒙.

Steps for finding the solution

We have x + 0 = 3x + 1

First, we move the x terms to the LHS and constant terms to the RHS of the equation, inverting the sign on the terms. This is also called transposing method.

Transposition is a faster method and combines the following two steps, were we to solve the equation by:
i) Subtracting 0 from both sides
ii) Subtracting 3x from both sides

Therefore, x - 3x = 1 - 0

or, -2x = 1

Next, divide both sides by -2, which is the coefficent of x

Note: if a = b, then a ÷ c = b ÷ c

-2x/-2 = 1/-2

x = 1/-2 or, x = -0.5

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