Posted by Kara on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 6:13pm.
2x/3 + 1/4= x/6 - 1/2 solve for x
- Algebra - Syed, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 6:53pm
You need to bring all the x's to one side and all the numbers to the other:
2x/3 + 1/4= x/6 - 1/2
2x/3 - x/6 = -1/2 - 1/4
now lets multiply both sides by 3 to get rid of the 3 in the denominator of 2x/3
2x - 3x/6 = -3/2 - 3/4
now 3x/6 can simply down to x/2
2x - x/2 = -3/2 - 3/4
now notice we still need to get rid of the 2 in the denominator of x/2, so lets multiple everything by 2
4x - x = -6/2 - 6/4
3x = -3 - 6/4
Lets get a common denominator on the right side
3x = -12/4 - 6/4
3x = -18/4
3x = -9/2
divide both sides by 3
x = -9/(2*3)
x = -9/6
x = -3/2 (since both 9 and 6 can be reduced by 3)
Therefore x = -3/2
Hope this helped!
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