Posted by G on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:58am.
2x3=2
2x3_3=2+3
2x=5
x=5/2
Shouldn't there be another step? Why is the answer 5/2 and not 2.5?

Algebra  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 11:00am
5/2 is the same is 2.5. One is expressed as a fraction and the other is its decimal equivalent.