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

1 Answer
Apr 29, 2016

Answer:

#x = 2#

Explanation:

To get a single #x#, divide #5x# 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

#5x/5 = 10/5#

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

#cancel5x/cancel5 = 10/5#

and then

#x = 10/5#

#10/5# is equal to #2# so...

#x = 2#

Hope this helped!