How do you solve \frac { x + 2} { 5} - 8= 12?

Mar 26, 2017

$x = 98$

Explanation:

$\frac{x + 2}{5} - 8 = 12$

or

$\frac{x + 2}{5} = 12 + 8$

or

$\frac{x + 2}{5} = 20$

or

$x + 2 = 20 \times 5$

or

$x + 2 = 100$

or

$x = 100 - 2$

or

$x = 98$