# How do you solve for x in sx=8?

Dec 24, 2016

$x = \frac{8}{s}$

#### Explanation:

To solve for $x$ we must divide each side of the equation by $s$ to isolate $x$ and keep the equation balanced:

$\frac{s x}{\textcolor{red}{s}} = \frac{8}{\textcolor{red}{s}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{s}}} x}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{s}}} = \frac{8}{s}$

$x = \frac{8}{s}$