I feel that, rather than getting the common denominatior and cross-multiplying, this question is better solved by moving the x's to the RHS
5/6x + 1/2 = 5/3x
1/2 = 5/3x-5/6x
1/2 = 10/6x-5/6x
1/2 = 5/6x
x = 6/10 = 3/5
Hello, I feel ridiculous asking this question but I just cannot remember.
This is my problem:
5/6x+1/2=5/3x
I know I am supposed to get the common denominator, but how do I do that when the X variable is on one denominator and not the other?
Thank you!!
I feel that, rather than getting the common denominatior and cross-multiplying, this question is better solved by moving the x's to the RHS
5/6x + 1/2 = 5/3x
1/2 = 5/3x-5/6x
1/2 = 10/6x-5/6x
1/2 = 5/6x
x = 6/10 = 3/5
ok, i think i have this, but not 100% sure.
step one: because it is a fraction, you owuld mult. both sides by 6x = 1.
then you would be left of with 5/1 + 1/2. which i hope you can do.
the other side is where i get confuesd. you have to cross mult, and if you did this, you would end up witha fraction again. is that what you are supost to get??
You are given:
Multiply each term by as this is the lowest common denominator of (Just like 24 is the lowest common denominator of 3,4 and 6)
Multiplying by the LCD will remove the fraction to give a simple linear equation
When you do some cancelling you get . Can you find x from this last equation?