# How do you solve for x in 5x=10 ?

Apr 29, 2016

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

To get a single $x$, divide $5 x$ by $5$.

Whatever you do to one side of the equals sign, you must do to the other side. This means, to get the right answer, you must do

$5 \frac{x}{5} = \frac{10}{5}$

The $5$'s on the left side of the equals sign cancel out so it would make

$\cancel{5} \frac{x}{\cancel{5}} = \frac{10}{5}$

and then

$x = \frac{10}{5}$

$\frac{10}{5}$ is equal to $2$ so...

$x = 2$

Hope this helped!