# How do you solve x / 5 = 10?

Mar 3, 2018

$x = 2$

#### Explanation:

First, get $x$ on a side by itself.
To do this, divide both sides by 5.

$\frac{\frac{x}{5}}{5} = \frac{10}{5}$

This cancels out the 5's on the left side, leaving you with

$x = \frac{10}{5}$.

Since $\frac{10}{5} = 2$ ,

$x = 2$

Mar 3, 2018

$x = 50$

#### Explanation:

We want to solve for $x$, and right now it is being divided. To isolate it, we do the inverse operation, which, in this case, is multiplication.

We can multiply both sides by $5$ to get:

$x = 5 \cdot 10$, which can be simplified as:

$x = 50$