Posted by Sue on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 10:07am.
(x+1)/3 + (3x  2)/4 = (x + 5)/8  (7x  1)/6  37/12
I need the steps please...I know the answer

Math  Steve, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 10:21am
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

Math  Sue, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:20am
Steve, I see it clearly now....thank you

Math  Steve, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:01pm
After a few dozen more, these will be no problem.
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