Add 5 to both sides, to get: +5 + 4 - ( ¾ )x = +5 - 5 9 - ( ¾ )x = 0

Add ( ¾ )x to both side: 9 = ( ¾ )x

Multiply both sides by 4, to get: (4)(9) = (4)( ¾ )x 36 = 3x

Divide both sides by 3: