there's something that's not clear for me with 1/x+2 or 1/(x+2)
I think you're trying to mean:
you're solving is correct
But if you're trying to mean:
Hi I'm new to the boards and wondering if anyone can help me wrap my head around the steps it takes to solve this basic question, I believe I have it right but I just want to be sure I haven't just stumbled upon a pattern to solve this question.
1/x+2 = 5
So you could say 1 = 5(x+2) = 5x + 10
x = -9/5?
Is this correct? Since I've found -9 by solving, what number +10 would equal 1?