Solve for the value of x in `1/2x-8=7`

Since -8 does not contain the variable to solve for, move it to the right-hand side of the equation by adding 8 to both sides.

`1/2x=8+7`

Add 7 to 8 to get 15.

`1/2 x=15`

Multiply both sides of the equation by 2.

`x=15 · (2) `

Multiply 15 by 2 to get 30.

`x=30 `

Solve `1/2x-8 = 7`

Isolate x, therefore add 8 to both sides. This makes (-8) cancel on left.

`1/2x = 15` Now multiply both sides by 2, as `1/2*2=1`

`x = 30`

**The solution is x = 30.**

**Check:**

`(1/2)*30 - 8 = 7`

15 - 8 = 7

7 = 7