How do you solve #10+ 5x = 110#?
First subtract 10 from both sides.
Then, divide both sides by 5
The trick is to get x by itself by moving the other numbers around... That way you find that x=20.
In order to get our solution, we will work this in two steps:
- Move all terms, other than x and its coefficient, to the right-hand side
- Divide both sides by x's coefficient to get x alone
For this, we will subtract 10 from both sides. This will remove the 10 from the left hand side, and remove the same amount from the right hand side.
Now that we've moved everything else to the right hand side, we can divide both sides by x's coefficient. In this case, we will divide by 5:
Now we solve the division and get our answer:
Subtract 10 from both sides:
Now divide by