# How do you solve #x=(3x)/5-2#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 26, 2016

In this particular question you have to find out the value of x.

#### Explanation:

- The first step towards solving this problem is that you have to check which side before or after the equality sign can be simplified further.
- In this problem there is nothing that you can simplify on the left hand side ( L.H.S) of the equality sign as there is only an x. Therefore, you have to jump on the right hand side of the problem and see what you can simplify.
- Here, we will start solving the R.H.S of the problem by taking the L.C.M ( Lowest Common Multiple) and making a common denominator. The L.C.M here is 5.

#x= 3x-10//5# - Now, you can multiply both the sides with 5. This will give you:

#5x= 3x - 10#

5.Then, subtract 3x from both the sides.

#5x - 3x = 3x -3x -10#

This will give you,

#2x = - 10#

Finally, divide both the sides by 2. Therefore, your final answer will be:

#x= -5#