# How do you solve for x: x/3=12?

Jun 15, 2016

$x = 36$

#### Explanation:

First, we have to cancel out the $\frac{x}{3}$ to get a single $x$.

To get $x$ from $\frac{x}{3}$, you have to multiply $\frac{x}{3}$ by $3$.

This action ($\times 3$ ) needs to be completed on both sides of the equals sign.

This would mean:

$\frac{x}{3} = 12$

$\left(\frac{x}{3} \times 3\right) = \left(12 \times 3\right)$

$x = 36$