How do you solve # 2 = 3x#?

1 Answer
May 4, 2016

Answer:

#2/3 = x#

Explanation:

To get the correct answer, you must have a single #x# on one side of the equals sign.

To get a single #x# from #3x#, you must divide #3x# by #3#.

You must also divide #2# by #3# as to get the correct answer as you must do what you have done to one side of the equals sign to the other side of the equals sign.

So:

#2/3 = cancel3x/cancel3#

Which is written as:

#2/3 = x#