# Math Help - Simple Equation i can't do!

1. ## Simple Equation i can't do!

* x refers to the letter, not the multiplication sign)

With this equation:

vx - 2v = x + 2

How do you make "x" the subject of the formula?

thanks

2. ## solving linear equation

$vx - 2v = x + 2$

$vx - x = 2v + 2$

$x = \frac{2v + 2}{v - 1}$

3. why can't you do

VX-2V-2=X ?

4. ## solving equation

Chuck wants to solve the equation in terms of x so we need x = something.
and 'something' can not have x in it.