# What is the value of x? 14 15 16 17

# 3x - 1 = 41

An equation is a mathematical statement with an 'equal to' symbol between two algebraic expressions that have equal values.

## Answer: x = 14

An equation is like a weighing balance with equal weights on both sides. If we add or subtract the same number from both sides of an equation, it still holds.

## Explanation:

Add 1 on both sides of the equation 3x - 1 = 41

3x - 1 + 1 = 41 + 1

3x = 42

Divide 3 on both sides of the equation 3x = 42

x = 14