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

May 1, 2016

$x = - 22$

#### Explanation:

$- \frac{1}{2} x + 12 = 23$

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

$- \frac{1}{2} x = 11$

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

$- 2 \left(- \frac{1}{2} x\right) = 11 \left(- 2\right)$

Therefore,

$x = - 22$