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    Combined equation question

    Could someone walk me through how to solve for the value of a

    5/6(a) = -1/3(a)+4

    The 1/3 is all negative. The answer is 24/7 but I don't know how to ge there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokain View Post
    Could someone walk me through how to solve for the value of a

    5/6(a) = -1/3(a)+4

    The 1/3 is all negative. The answer is 24/7 but I don't know how to ge there?

    Thanks
    Add 1/3a to both sides, obtain the same common denominator, and solve for a.
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    I still dont get it? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokain View Post
    I still dont get it? Thanks
    Start by trying it and posting what you are doing.
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    got the 5/6 to the other side and found common denominator (5/6 + 2/6) is 7/6. when and how do i solve for a?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokain View Post
    Could someone walk me through how to solve for the value of a

    5/6(a) = -1/3(a)+4

    The 1/3 is all negative. The answer is 24/7 but I don't know how to ge there?

    Thanks
    Look at the left- and right-hand sides of the equation. What should be your first step? [hint: consider the a terms with their coefficients)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokain View Post
    got the 5/6 to the other side and found common denominator (5/6 + 2/6) is 7/6. when and how do i solve for a?
    \displaystyle\frac{7a}{6}=4

    Multiple by 6 and divide by 7
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    I have a series of questions like this but stuck on this one. Somebody wanna write this one out in its entirety? Eek thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokain View Post
    I have a series of questions like this but stuck on this one. Somebody wanna write this one out in its entirety? Eek thanks
        \displaystyle\frac{7a}{6}=4

    Multiply both sides by 6. Do that and then divded both sides by 7.
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