# How do you solve x/3+2=89?

Apr 18, 2017

$x = 261$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{x}{3} + 2 = 89$
$\frac{x}{3} = 89 - 2$
$\frac{x}{3} = 87$
x=87×3
$x = 261$

Apr 18, 2017

x=261

#### Explanation:

Since -
$\frac{x}{3} + 2 = 89$

Suppose value of x = 1

then

$\frac{1}{3} + 2 = 89$
or
1 divided by 3 = 0.333x
Hence by putting value of x in the formula-

$0.333 x + 2 = 89$
or
$89 - 2 = 0.333 x$
or
$87 = 0.333 x$

or

$x = 87 / 0.333$

= 261
Hence x = 261

By putting x value in above question -

$261 / 3 + 2 = 89$

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$87 + 2 = 89$