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The equation is

According to addition property of equality: Add 2 to each side.

(Apply additive inverse property: )

(Apply additive identity property: )

(Add: )

According to division property of equality:Divide each side by 4.

(Cancel common terms)

(Divide: )

__Check:__

To check the solution, substitute * in original equation.*

(Multiply: )

(Subtract: )

Compare the values, the equation is true.

The value of .

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