# How do you solve [(X+2) / (X-1)] = [1/2]?

Mar 23, 2018

$X = - 5$

#### Explanation:

Given:

$\frac{X + 2}{X - 1} = \frac{1}{2}$

Multiply both sides by $2 \left(X - 1\right)$ to get:

$2 \left(X + 2\right) = X - 1$

Multiplying out the left hand side, this is:

$2 X + 4 = X - 1$

Subtract $X + 4$ from both sides to get:

$X = - 5$