Posted by Rosemary on .
1/4 (x8) +1/2 (x+2) =x+3

Basic Algebra 
Steve,
easiest to get rid of the fractions. Multiply through by 4:
(x8) + 2(x+2) = 4(x+3)
x+8+2x+4 = 4x+12
3x = 0
x=0
check:
1/4 (8) + 1/2 (2) = 3
2+1=3
YES!