# How do you solve this?

## $\frac{x}{2} = \frac{x + 6}{8}$

Apr 26, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

Cross multiply so you have

$8 x = 2 x + 12$

The next step is to subtract $2 x$ from both sides in order to isolate all the $x$'s on one side of the equation, so you now have

$6 x = 12$

Divide the $6$ out from both sides so you're just left with

$x = 2$