# How do you solve \frac { x } { 5} + 10= 8?

Jun 5, 2018

$x = - 10$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{x}{5} + 10 = 8$

To solve for the variable $x$, we have to make it by itself. First, subtract $\textcolor{b l u e}{10}$ from both sides of the equation:
$\frac{x}{5} + 10 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 10} = 8 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 10}$

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

Now multiply both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{5}$:
$\frac{x}{5} \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 5} = - 2 \textcolor{b l u e}{\cdot 5}$

Therefore,
$x = - 10$

Hope this helps!