Posted by **June** on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 6:12pm.

How would I solve:

1/3(D+3)=5

I know you need to find the recipicile,

but I have no idea how to solve this.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 6:22pm
1/3(D+3)=5

1/3D + 1 = 5

1/3D = 4

D = 4/(1/3)

D = 4 * (3/1)

D = 12

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**June**, Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 6:25pm
Where did the four come from?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 6:27pm
To get the knowns on one side of the equation, I subtracted 1 from both sides.

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