# Math- fraction equations

How would I solve this equation?
d-1 = -1 1
____ ___
4 2
(d-1) divided by 4 = -1 and 1/2
Thanks,

Ok, I'll set up your problem this way:

(d-1)/4 = -1 1/2

-1 1/2 is the same as -3/2.

Therefore: (d-1)/4 = -3/2

Multiply each fraction by a common denominator, which is 4:

4 [ (d-1)/4 = -3/2 ]

Simplifying:

d - 1 = -6

d = -5

Substitute -5 for d in the original equation to check. It always helps to check your work!

I hope this helps.

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1. d= -4

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2. 3/2
d[1/4]=1/3

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3. 5/8x+3/5=8

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