# How do you solve \frac { 1x } { 2} = 5?

Mar 18, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we can rewrite the equation as:

$\frac{x}{2} = 5$

Now, we can multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{2}$ to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\textcolor{red}{2} \times \frac{x}{2} = \textcolor{red}{2} \times 5$

$\cancel{\textcolor{red}{2}} \times \frac{x}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}}} = 10$

$x = 10$