Algebra

x/6 + 3 = 9
(6)x/6+3=(6)9
x+3=54
x=51

When i checked the answer I got 11 1/2
not 9 what did i do wrong or is it not solvable?

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  1. 6(x/6) + 6(3) = 6(9)
    (You forgot to multiply the 6 by ALL terms in your work.)

    x + 18 = 54
    Subtract the 18 on both sides.

    x=36

    I would do it this way, but you get the same answer...

    x/6 + 3 = 9
    Subtract the 3 from both sides.

    x/6 = 6
    Cross multiply and divide.

    x=36

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