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

1 Answer
Mar 18, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

First, we can rewrite the equation as:

#x/2 = 5#

Now, we can multiply each side of the equation by #color(red)(2)# to solve for #x# while keeping the equation balanced:

#color(red)(2) xx x/2 = color(red)(2) xx 5#

#cancel(color(red)(2)) xx x/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(2))) = 10#

#x = 10#