Solve for: x= 1/6 \approx 0.166666667

Solve for x: $x=\frac{1}{6}\approx 0.166666667$

Subtract $24x$ from both sides.

$$42x+4-24x=7$$

Combine $42x$ and $-24x$ to get $18x$.

$$18x+4=7$$

Subtract $4$ from both sides.

$$18x=7-4$$

Subtract $4$ from $7$ to get $3$.

$$18x=3$$

Divide both sides by $18$.

$$x=\frac{3}{18}$$

Reduce the fraction $\frac{3}{18}$ to lowest terms by extracting and canceling out $3$.

$$x=\frac{1}{6}$$