here is the problem.

x multiple .25 + x = 17.5

I know x is the same number but I don't know how to arrive at the final answer.

here is the answer with the numbers already add

14 times .25 = 3.5 + 14= 17.5

I can't remember if I have came across this before. I feel kind dumb that I can't figure this out. I am beginning to think it is impossible. I think the problem I having mostly is because (x) is the same number and there is only one variable. The other problem maybe that I just realized I having is combining both x's. thank you for the solution. Because i know this is so easy but I just can't figure it out. what a way to start off a new years.