# How do you solve  2 = 3x?

May 4, 2016

$\frac{2}{3} = x$

#### 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 $3 x$, you must divide $3 x$ 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:

$\frac{2}{3} = \cancel{3} \frac{x}{\cancel{3}}$

Which is written as:

$\frac{2}{3} = x$