# How do you solve #1/5+1/x=1/2#?

##### 1 Answer

May 27, 2016

#### Explanation:

First, we eliminate the fractions from the equation by multiplying by the least common multiple of all denominators. As none of the denominators share any prime factors, the least common multiple is

Finally, we check our answer by plugging in our result:

#=2/10+3/10#

#=5/10#

#=1/2# as desired