How do you solve 14=2x?

Dec 28, 2016

$x = 7$

Explanation:

Divide each side by $\textcolor{red}{2}$ to isolate just the $x$ term and maintain the balance of the equation:

$\frac{14}{\textcolor{red}{2}} = \frac{2 x}{\textcolor{red}{2}}$

$7 = \frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} x}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{2}}}$

$7 = x$

Or

$x = 7$