How do you solve #5/7=(3x+1)/2#?

1 Answer

Answer:

You want to get #x# by itself.

Explanation:

The main goal of this problem would be to isolate the variable #x#.
In order to do this, you'll need to do the opposite operation to both sides in the most logical order.

Therefore, you'll begin by multiplying both sides of the equation by #2#, leaving you with

#10/7=3x+1#

Now, subtract #1# from both sides to get

#3/7=3x#

All that's left now is to divide each side by #3# in order to isolate the #x# and get your final answer of

#1/7 = x#