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Posted by question on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 4:56pm.

solve
5/8x + 1/16x=7/16+=

the solution is x=___

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math - Mr. L, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:23pm
5/8x is the same as 10/16x
That should help

7/27 do i have it right

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As Mr. L pointed out, you have to add the two terms on the left-hand side (LHS):
5/8x + 1/16x=7/16
(10/16)x + (1/16)x = 7/16
10x + x = 7
11x = 7
I will leave it to you to complete the calculations.

• math -

-4 because you 11x=7-11=-4

• math -

If we start from
11x=7
we divide each side by 11 to get
(11/11)x = 7/11
x=7/11
So x=7/11 would be the correct answer.

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