How do you solve #3/5x - 2 = 16#?

1 Answer
Jun 11, 2018

Answer:

#x = 30#

Explanation:

#3/5x - 2 = 16#

To solve for the variable #x#, we have to make it by itself. To do so, first add #color(blue)2# to both sides of the equation:
#3/5x - 2 quadcolor(blue)(+quad2) = 16 quadcolor(blue)(+2)#

#3/5x = 18#

Now multiply both sides by #color(blue)5)#:
#3/5x color(blue)(*5) = 18 color(blue)(*5)#

#3x = 90#

Divide both sides by #color(blue)3#:
#(3x)/color(blue)3 = 90/color(blue)3#

Therefore,
#x = 30#

Hope this helps!