# How do you solve #100x - 200= 50x + 50#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 15, 2017

Do opposite operations of BEDMAS to isolate

#### Explanation:

Solving implies we find the value of the variable.

We can accomplish this by performing opposite operations of BEDMAS to the equivalent term.

#100x-200 = 50x+50#

First off, let's combine like terms. This will involve "moving" terms across the equal sign. When this happens, invert the sign.

#100x-50x = 200+50#

#50x = 250#

Now we isolate

#(50x)/50 = 250/50#

#x = 5#

We can check our work by subbing in

#100x-200 = 50x+50#

#100(5)-200 = 50(5)+50#

#500-200 = 250+50#

#300 = 300#

Thus, we can conclude that

Hope this helps :)