Multiply both sides through by x
That removed the fraction part in the second term.
Now multiply through by 6
now you have a quadratic, can you solve this?
I'm having trouble with these problems. Every time I see a fraction I get lost in these kind of equations.
Here is my first equation:
3x+4/x-2 = 5/6
and here is the second one:
8t - 6t-1/2 = 5
Thanks in advance.
I apologize, I wrote my problems wrong!
This how they should be:
And this is the second one:
Sorry, thanks for the help in advance!
Just think of them as numbers. Look, if you don't like the fractions, replace it with a letter until the rest of the problem is done. Then, when you solve for x, put the fraction where it's supposed to go. It's like a crutch until you get it.
Check out the second problem.
if I pretend that 1/2 is for a minute, the I have
Now, we want to get t by itself, so notice that and are like terms, so we can combine them like this
Now let's add to both sides
Now we divide both sides by two, and we have t alone at last
Now would be a good time to put the fraction back where is
Now, simplify the numerator
Now, I know this look crazy, but if you think about it
This may confuse the heck out of you, but its another way to do things.
I edited my first post, they have the correct equation. I wasn't sure on how to use the math tags. I'm sorry if I confused you all.
Thanks for the help though, I appreciate it!
Can someone give me a start on my problems please, thank you for the above posters for the help either way.
Wow, thank you pickslides. I tend to over think things when I don't know how to begin these types of equations. I got my solution to the first problem which is:
I am trying to solve the next one but I think I'm doing a step wrong.
I canceled the 2 by multiplying then I multiplied the other numbers as well.
The 1 changes to a positive correct?
Am I on the right track?
I solved it.
I continued and did this.
End result :
Now I have another problem that really throws me off.
Just give me a step please I want to try to solve but I don't know where to start.
Thanks for the support!