# How do you solve 0.5(x-12) =4?

Mar 2, 2016

$x = 20$

#### Explanation:

$\left(0.5\right) \left(x - 12\right) = 4$

Here, $\textcolor{b l u e}{0.5}$ is multiplied with both terms within the bracket.

$\textcolor{b l u e}{\left(0.5\right)} \times \left(x\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{\left(0.5\right)} \times \left(- 12\right) = 4$

$0.5 x - 6 = 4$

$0.5 x = 4 + 6$

$0.5 x = 10$

$x = \frac{10}{0.5}$

$x = \frac{100}{5}$

$x = 20$