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1/2a5=1/3a1 please show me how to set this problem up and solve it

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Henry
1. Multiply both sides of Eq. by 6.
2.Subtract 2a from both sides of Eq.
3. Add 30 to each side of Eq.
4. Solve for a. 
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Quidditch
For this type of problem, try to get just the variable on one side and just the numbers on the other side.
(1/2)a  5 = (1/3)a  1
Add 5 to both sides to get rid of the number on the left.
(1/2)a  5 + 5 = (1/3)a  1 + 5
combining...
(1/2)a = (1/3)a + 4
Now subtract (1/3)a from both sides to get rid of the variable on the right side:
(1/2)a  (1/3)a = (1/3)a  (1/3)a + 4
using a common denominator of 6...
(3/6)a  (2/6)a = 4
combining...
(1/6)a = 4
multiply both sides by 6
a = 24
Substitute 24 for a in the original problem to check. 
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Reiny
I know both tutors above solved the problem correctly according to the way you typed it, but I have a sneaking suspicion that you meant to type
1/(2a5) = 1/(3a1)
crossmultiply to get
3a  1 = 2a  5
a = 4
if the equation is as you typed it, then ignore my reply.
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