Posted by Marian on .
Solve the equation: Give your answer as a fraction in its lowest terms:
2x5=76x
I'm getting 1/3 but i think that's wrong!?!
Would appreciate some help please thanks! M

Math 
drwls,
8x = 12
x = 12/8 = 3/2 
Maths 
PsyDAG,
Add 6x and 5 to both sides.
8x = 12
Divide both sides by 8.
x = 1.5 
Maths 
Mykmoloko,
your answer is 3 but in fraction must be 3/1. take your time to calculate your like terms.

Maths 
Marian,
Maybe I'm reading it wrong but it looks like two DIFFERENT answers. Mykmoloko how'd you come up with the answer 3, I'm trying to understnad the way the methods work. Thanks M

Maths 
Writeacher,
drwls's and PsyDAG's answers are the same. They are math teachers/tutors. I'd trust their process and answers.