How do I solve 37+5x/6=42. I am not sure how to explain this to my 11 yo son.
Hi Kristin
37+5x/6=42
Let's multiply 6 in both sides, we get
37+5x = 42 *6
Now let's subtract 37 from both sides, we get
5x = 42*6 - 37
5x = 215
Now let's divide both sides by 5, we get
x = 215/5
x = 43
Now let's check our answer by putting the value of x in the formula,
37+5(43)/6=42
37 + 215 /6 =42
252/6 = 42
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for “37+5/6x=42”
(37+5)/(6x)=42
((37+5)/6)x=42
37+(5/6)x=42
37+5/(6x)=42
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(37+5x)/6=42
37+(5x/6)=42
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