# Solve for x: 2 over 5 (x − 4) = 2x

An equation is a mathematical expression used to represent the equality between any two expressions

## Answer: For x: 2 over 5 (x − 4) = 2x, x = -1

First let us write the equation in numeric form

**Explanation:**

The equation wirtten mathematically will be:

(2/5) × (x−4)= 2x

Dividing both sides of the equation by 2

⇒ (x−4)/5 = x

⇒ x−4 = 5x

⇒ −4 = 4x

⇒ x = -1