# How do you solve \frac { x } { 5} - 2= 11?

Nov 29, 2016

$x = 65$

#### Explanation:

This is a linear equation and you want to solve it by isolating the term in $x$.

$\frac{\textcolor{b l u e}{x}}{5} - 2 = 11 \text{ } \leftarrow$add 2 to both sides

$\frac{\textcolor{b l u e}{x}}{5} - 2 + 2 = 11 + 2$

$\frac{\textcolor{b l u e}{x}}{5} = 13 \text{ } \times 5$ on both sides

$\frac{5 \times \textcolor{b l u e}{x}}{5} = 5 \times 13$

$\textcolor{b l u e}{x} = 65$