Wednesday

October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014

Posted by **Breighton** on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:16pm.

So, I need some help. See, I am really not a big fan of fractions. But I need to eliminate fractions to do a math problem. First one is 1/2-x=3/8. I know how to find LCD, then multiply both sides, distributive property, etc etc. But here's where I'm stuck. 4-8x = ___

I multiplied 3/8 by 8, I got 24/64. THIS is where I don't know what to do. I'd appreciate help ASAP.

- Algebra 1-Fractions -
**Ms. Sue**, Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:25pm-x = (3/8) / (1/2)

-x = (3/8) * (2/1)

x = -6/8 = -3/4

An easy way to check your fraction problems is to convert the fractions to decimals and use your calculator.

3/8 = 0.375

1/2 = 0.5

0.375/0.5 = 0.75

- Algebra 1-Fractions -
**Breighton**, Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:55pmPherhaps I should clarify. I have

4-8x=24/64. I need to solve this, but I have to eliminate all fractions first. I can solve it once the fraction is gone. But how do I eliminate it?

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Algebra 1 - c. multiplying x/6-5/8=4 by 6 did not eliminate all the fractions/ ...

math fractions - ADAM WANTS TO COMPARE THE FRACTIONS 3/12,1/6,AND1/3.HE WANTS TO...

math - : Fractions are an important part of your daily lives. Describe some ...

math - i am having to add, subtract, multiplication and division on fractions. ...

division of fractions - Division of fractions is sometimes said to be ...

elementary math - I am going to be a teacher one day. I need help explaining ...

math -fractions - ordering fractions 1/2,7/8,9/10,1/3,3/5,1/4 write the above ...

Mathematics - Can someone explain to me how to solve complex fractions as if I ...

math - i need some to explain how to turn 1.05 into a fraction Do you know how ...

math!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - ( egyptian fractions are fractions where the numerator can...