# How do you solve #10 1/2 = x + 1 1/2 #?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Isolate

#10 1/2-1 1/2=x + cancel(1 1/2)- cancel(1 1/2)#

This is equivalent to

#(10 * 2 + 1)/2 - (1 * 2 + 1)/2 = x#

#21/2 - 3/2 = x implies x = 18/2 = 9#

Isolate

#10 1/2-1 1/2=x + cancel(1 1/2)- cancel(1 1/2)#

This is equivalent to

#(10 * 2 + 1)/2 - (1 * 2 + 1)/2 = x#

#21/2 - 3/2 = x implies x = 18/2 = 9#