posted by Shelbourne .
I was given this example for solving an equation
I do not understand why you would multiply ax by 1/2. I also do not get why canceling out 1/a times a/1 leads to a transferring to the other side. Thanks for your clarifications!! :)
to solve ax=b for x requires only one step, namely to divide both sides by a
ax/a = b/a
x = b/a
I don't understand the 1/2 nonsense