# How do you solve 5x/2=15/1?

Oct 29, 2015

$x = 6$

#### Explanation:

Given
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} 5 \frac{x}{2} = \frac{15}{1}$

If we divide both sides by $5$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} \frac{x}{2} = \frac{3}{1}$

Then multiply both sides by 2
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} x = 6$