# How do you solve for x in 1/2x=20?

Mar 22, 2018

$x = 40$

#### Explanation:

Given: $\frac{1}{2} x = 20$

Multiply by $2$ to both sides.

$\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{\frac{1}{2}}}} x \cdot \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} = 20 \cdot 2$

$x = 20 \cdot 2$

$= 40$