# What value of x is a solution to this equation 2x=12?

Jan 7, 2017

$x = 6$

#### Explanation:

To find the solution for $x$ in this equation we divide each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{2}$ in order to isolate $x$ and keep the equation balanced:

$2 x = 12$

$\frac{2 x}{\textcolor{red}{2}} = \frac{12}{\textcolor{red}{2}}$

$\frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} x}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{2}}} = 6$

$x = 6$