Transposition is a skill you need to
learn to solve most algebra equations. All equations have two sides- a Left Hand Side
(LHS) and a Right Hand Side (RHS). For example in the equation below 2x + 5 is on
the Left Hand Side of the equation and 29 is on the Right Hand Side of the equation:
There are many ways to solve transposition problems.
One way is to do the same thing to both sides of the equation with the aim of bringing
like terms together and isolating the unknown quantity.
So, to solve this equation, first subract 5 from both sides of the
This action will get rid of number 5 from the LHS
which simplifies to:
Now, 2x equals to 24, so if we divide both sides with 2, we can get the
value of x
Check Your answer:
Now, if your answer for x is 12, you can substitute this value in the
original equation to check if your answer is correct:
So, your answer x=12 is correct.