Given 1/2x + 10 = 83/8

Group numbers by subtracting 10 from both sides 1/2x = 83/8 -10

Turn numbers into fractions with common denominators

The common denominator would be 8

Multiply 10 by 8 for the numerator 1/2x = 83/8 - 80/8

Subtract numerators 1/2x = (80 -83)/8

1/2x = 3/8

Now cross multiply (1 * 8) = (2x * 3)

8 = 6x

And divide 8/6 = x

Put in reduced form

both can be reduced by a factor of 2 4/3 = x

## Comments

Is the question (1/2)x or 1/(2x)?