# How do you solve  1/2 * x/5= 3/10?

May 31, 2017

$x = 3$

#### Explanation:

Usually you would want to get rid of the denominators in an equation with fractions.

However, if you simplify the left side, you will notice that the denominators on both sides are equal,. (They are both $10$.)

Therefore the numerators will also be equal.

$\frac{1}{2} \times \frac{x}{5} = \frac{3}{10}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{x}}{10} = \frac{\textcolor{red}{3}}{10}$

$\therefore x = 3$