# #5x# is #12# more than #2x#. What is #x#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 16, 2017

#### Explanation:

With this type of problem, it would be helpful to convert the written statement into an equation.

So we have the following statement:

We know from the question that we need to solve for

We can say that the word "is" has the mathematical equivalent of an equals sign (

They tell us that

Now, we can solve for