# SOLUTION: How do you solve the equation 5/2r=5? I tried it out on paper and got 1/2 because I made the 5 cancel out and they are equal to one when I do so, but I when I put it into the algeb

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 Question 421453: How do you solve the equation 5/2r=5? I tried it out on paper and got 1/2 because I made the 5 cancel out and they are equal to one when I do so, but I when I put it into the algebra solver it said it was equal to 2 and the example of how the problem was broken down was terribly confusing. Help please?Answer by algebrahouse.com(1079)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5 --- = 5 2r 5 = 10r {multiplied both sides by 2r} r = 1/2 {divided both sides by 10} Note: When you put it in the solver, it probably read it as this: (5/2)r = 5 {five-halves times r equals 5, rather than 5 over 2r equals 5} www.algebrahouse.com