What plus 2 equals 1/5?

Here we will show you how to find the answer to "What plus 2 equals 1/5?" In other words, x plus 2 equals 1/5. What is x?

First, note that 2 is a number and 1/5 is a fraction. You can convert the 2 to a fraction by making 2 the numerator and 1 the denominator. Thus, here is the question "What plus 2 equals 1/5?" as a function:

x  +
 2 1
=
 1 5

Next, we move the 2/1 fraction from the left side to the right side to make x alone on the left side. Don't forget that when we move it to the other side, we have to make it a negative fraction instead of a positive fraction like so:

x  =
 1 5
-
 2 1

Finally, we subtract 2/1 from 1/5 to get the answer to "What plus 2 equals 1/5?"

x  =   -
 9 5

That's it! Now you know how to calculate "What plus 2 equals 1/5?". The answer to "What plus 2 equals 1/5?" in its simplest form is -1 4/5. You know this answer is correct because 2 plus -1 4/5 equals 1/5.

Bonus: You may also be interested to know that the answer in decimal form is -1.8 (rounded to 4 decimal places if necessary). We calculated the decimal answer by dividing the numerator of the fraction answer by the denominator of the fraction answer (-9/5).

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