Math 116 algebra please check

posted by jay jay

Solve
5/2x + 1/4x = 9/4 + x

The solution is x 9/10

  1. drwls

    Did you omit an = sign?

    Show your steps. I don't agree with your statement.

  2. jay jay

    4(5/2x + 1/4x = 9/4 + x)
    10x + x =9 + x
    11x=9 + x
    -x -x
    10x = 9
    x= 9/10

  3. drwls

    Your mistake is in the second line. You did not multiply the x on the right side by 4, as you did for the other terms on both sides.

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