How do you solve this linear equation x+5/3 =2?

Apr 29, 2018

$x = \frac{1}{3}$

Explanation:

You need to find the value of $x$.

Using basic arithmetic where $\frac{5}{3} = 1 \frac{2}{3}$

What must be added to $1 \frac{2}{3}$ to give an answer of $2$?

$\frac{1}{3}$ is needed to make a whole number.

Using an equation: isolate $x$

Subtract $1 \frac{2}{3}$ from both sides:

$x + 1 \frac{2}{3} - 1 \frac{2}{3} = 2 - 1 \frac{2}{3}$

$x = \frac{1}{3}$