# Math Help - Solving an equation with fractions

1. ## Solving an equation with fractions

6x -1 _ 2x = 3
5 3

2. Originally Posted by Patience
6x -1 _ 2x = 3
5 3
Hi,

(6x-1)/5 - (2x)/3 = 3 Multiply both sides by 15 to get rid of the denominators:

3(6x-1) - 5*(2x) = 45 Expand the bracket

18x-3 - 10x = 45 Collect like terms, constants at the RHS:

8x = 48 Divide by 8

x = 6

EB