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Posted by **question** on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:25pm.

solve

5/8x + 1/16x=7/16+=

the solution is x=___

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math - Mr. L, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:23pm

5/8x is the same as 10/16x

That should help

my final answer would be

7/27 do i have it right

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**MathMate**, Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:23amAs Mr. L pointed out, you have to add the two terms on the left-hand side (LHS):

5/8x + 1/16x=7/16

(10/16)x + (1/16)x = 7/16

10x + x = 7

11x = 7

I will leave it to you to complete the calculations.

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**check answer**, Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 7:52amso my answer would be

-4 because you 11x=7-11=-4

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**MathMate**, Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 8:12amIf we start from

11x=7

we divide each side by 11 to get

(11/11)x = 7/11

x=7/11

So x=7/11 would be the correct answer.

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