# If 2ax-5x=2, what was is x?

May 13, 2018

$x = \frac{2}{2 a - 5}$

#### Explanation:

$2 a x - 5 x = 2$

To find the variable $x$, we need to make it alone. To do so, first factor out the $x$ on the left side of the equation:

$x \left(2 a - 5\right) = 2$

Now divide both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{2 a - 5}$ to get $x$ by itself:
$\frac{x \left(2 a - 5\right)}{\textcolor{b l u e}{2 a - 5}} = \frac{2}{\textcolor{b l u e}{2 a - 5}}$

Therefore,
$x = \frac{2}{2 a - 5}$

Hope this helps!