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

## Comments

for “37+5/6x=42”

(37+5)/(6x)=42

((37+5)/6)x=42

37+(5/6)x=42

37+5/(6x)=42

for “37+5x/6=42”:

(37+5x)/6=42

37+(5x/6)=42

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