# How do you solve x/6-7=2?

Jul 18, 2016

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#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{\in \mathrm{di} g o}{\text{Add 7 to both sides:}}$

$\frac{x}{6} - 7 = 2$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a} + 7 + 7$

The 7's cancel out on the left side, and when you add 2+7 on the right side you obtain 9:

$\frac{x}{6} = 9$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{Multiply both sides 6 to remove the denominator,}}$$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{doing this will get x by itself:}}$

$\frac{x}{\cancel{6}} \times \cancel{6} = 9 \times 6$

Now you are just left with $x$ on the left side and 54 on the right side.

Thus,
$\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{x=54}}$