# How do you solve each equation for x: #mx+nx=p#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

Take x out as a

#color(blue)"common factor"# on the left side of the equation.

#rArrx(m+n)=p# To solve for x, divide both sides by (m + n)

#(xcancel((m+n)))/cancel((m+n))=p/(m+n)#

#rArrx=p/(m+n)" is the solution"#