How do you solve #-1/2x+12=23#?

1 Answer
May 1, 2016

Answer:

#x = -22#

Explanation:

#-1/2x + 12 = 23#

First, subtract 12 from both sides of the equation. This results in:

#-1/2x = 11#

Then multiply both sides of the equation by #-2# so that the #x# is all that remains on the left side of the equation:

#-2(-1/2x) = 11(-2)#

Therefore,

#x = -22#