# Problem of the Week

## Updated at Mar 15, 2021 2:39 PM

To get more practice in equation, we brought you this problem of the week:

How can we solve the equation $$\frac{5}{5}(\frac{z}{5}+2)=\frac{12}{5}$$?

Check out the solution below!

$\frac{5}{5}(\frac{z}{5}+2)=\frac{12}{5}$

 1 Cancel $$5$$.$1\times (\frac{z}{5}+2)=\frac{12}{5}$2 Simplify  $$1\times (\frac{z}{5}+2)$$  to  $$(\frac{z}{5}+2)$$.$\frac{z}{5}+2=\frac{12}{5}$3 Subtract $$2$$ from both sides.$\frac{z}{5}=\frac{12}{5}-2$4 Simplify  $$\frac{12}{5}-2$$  to  $$\frac{2}{5}$$.$\frac{z}{5}=\frac{2}{5}$5 Multiply both sides by $$5$$.$z=\frac{2}{5}\times 5$6 Cancel $$5$$.$z=2$Donez=2