Posted by **Lisa** on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:56pm.

can someone help me with solving this?

5/2x+1/4x=9/4+x

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**Marth**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 5:14pm
Solve it like any other equation - just add and subtract fractions.

(5/2)x + (1/4)x = (9/4) + x

(11/4)x = (9/4) + x

(7/4)x = (9/4)

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**Lisa**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 5:38pm
I was collecting the like terms first and I ended up with 11/4x=9/4+x then I was stuck.

I ended up with this as the answer

9/7 though

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**Marth**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 6:14pm
Remember that x = (1/1)x = (4/4)x.

x = 9/7 is correct.

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