# How do you solve 6x-15=65+x?

Mar 18, 2018

$x = 16$

#### Explanation:

Let's start by adding $15$ to both sides to get:

$6 x = 80 + x$

We can subtract $x$ from both sides to get:

$5 x = 80$

Lastly, we can divide both sides by $5$ to get:

$x = 16$

Mar 18, 2018

$x = 16$

#### Explanation:

To figure out any problem with only one variable at this level of math, you usually always bring all you're $x$'s on one side and your regular numbers (constants) on the other side.

If you add $15$ to both sides you can bring the $15$ on the right side to get

$6 x = 80 + x$

Now you need to bring the $x$ on the left-hand side. We can do this by subtracting it on both sides.

Now we have

$5 x = 80$

Divide by 5 on both sides to get

$x = 16$