Posted by Ryan on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 4:37pm.
The problem is 6 + x/2 = 14 My answer is x = 16. The "correct" answer is 16 but I don't understand this solution.

PreAlgebra  DrBob222, Monday, January 14, 2008 at 4:41pm
6+ x/2=14
6x/2 = 14
multiply both sides by 2
2*6 2(x/2) = 2*14
12x=28
move 12 to right hand side.
x=2812
combine terms
x=+16
multiply both sides by 1 (to get +x and not x)
x = 16