Posted by **Sam** on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 2:27pm.

Hi, would it be possible for a bit of guidance on the following question?

I need to find the value of x, here is what I have done so far,

x/3 +15 = 3 (x-11)

Mulitpiled each side by 3 (the denominator)

3(x/3 + 15) = 9 (x-11)

Multilpied out the brackets

x + 45 = 9x-99

Subtract x ?

45 = 8x-99

Now I get a little stuck, I am pretty sure x =18 but cannot get this with the final steps of the calculation.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

- Algebra -
**drwls**, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 3:21pm
You were doing fine. Now add 99 to both sides.

8x = 144

Then divide both sides by 8

x = 18

- Algebra -
**Sam**, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 3:32pm
Brilliant, thanks for that

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Maths - Please could I have some guidance and advice on the following question? ...
- Producing - well ya i have a question I left my notes @ school I need to know ...
- Maths - Hi, I have a formula for modelling the variation in population density ...
- Algebra - Hiya! I have a function here: y = x^2 - 4x - 32 I have some questions ...
- Chemistry - How many possible values for pair l and m_{l} are there when n_1 = 3...
- Business Communication - Which way of asking for action carries the highest ...
- brainstorming need inspiration - I have an idea for how to approach one piece of...
- help! - A horizontal translation is applied to the graph of y= X^ 3 + 2 so that ...
- Math - I have the ratio for this question but I need help with finding the value...
- Algebra - Hi I am learning about rational expression and so far I am pretty good...

More Related Questions