Posted by **Marian** on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:05am.

Solve the equation: Give your answer as a fraction in its lowest terms:

2x-5=7-6x

I'm getting -1/3 but i think that's wrong!?!

Would appreciate some help please thanks! M

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**drwls**, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:16am
8x = 12

x = 12/8 = 3/2

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:16am
Add 6x and 5 to both sides.

8x = 12

Divide both sides by 8.

x = 1.5

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**Mykmoloko**, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10:35am
your answer is -3 but in fraction must be -3/1. take your time to calculate your like terms.

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**Marian**, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:26am
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

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**Writeacher**, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 12:01pm
drwls's and PsyDAG's answers are the same. They are math teachers/tutors. I'd trust their process and answers.

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