I need help and instructions for solving this problem. If you could list the steps so I understand it would be appreciated.
-7/8c +5.6 = -5/8c - 3.3
Is it:
$\displaystyle \dfrac{x-1}{2} + \dfrac{x-2}{2} = 3$
If it is, then you can multiply everything by 2 to get rid of the fractions.
Or is it:
$\displaystyle \dfrac{\frac{x-1}{2 + x-2}}{2} = 3$
If it is, you can cancel out the +2 and minus 2 in the middle. Then multiply everything to get rid of the first fraction. Then multiply everything by x to get rid of the other fraction.
EDIT: Nevermind about the x's and c's.
It is called LaTeX
Here's a link to the tutorial: LaTeX tutorial
I have told you how to solve it. Multiply everything by 2 to get rid of the fractions. After that, group similar terms and solve for x. Can you solve x yourself?
No i don't get it. Can you please put out the steps. I am not in school I haven't been for a while. I was attempting to help a friend got to this problem and its bugging me. I just want to know the steps so I can understand. Unfortunately to say I graduated college already im in information security and never use math. My math skills have completely disappeared. Like I said this is just bugging the living daylights out of me...
Here's a way that I hope you understand:
$\displaystyle \dfrac{x-1}{2}$ is the same as $\displaystyle (x-1) \div 2$ Correct?
We multiply it by 2. This will make it become: $\displaystyle (x-1) \div 2 \times 2$
Now can you see how they cancel eachother out? The multiply by 2 undoes the divided by 2, thus leaving only x-1.
Do you know how to solve it now?