Math
posted by Sue on .
(x+1)/3 + (3x  2)/4 = (x + 5)/8  (7x  1)/6  37/12
I need the steps please...I know the answer

first, look for a common denominator. LCM(3,4,8,6,12) = 24
So, multiply it all by 24:
8(x+1) + 6(3x2) = 3(x+5)  4(7x1)  74
expand the terms:
8x+8+18x12 = 3x+1528x+474
8x+18x3x+28x = 15+4748+12
51x = 51
x = 1 
Steve, I see it clearly now....thank you

After a few dozen more, these will be no problem.