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    I have another problem now. Here it is:
    One quarter of a number is for 3 bigger than a sixth of the same number. Who is that number?
    The thing that confuses me the most in this one are the fractions. How am I supposed to set it up and how do I get rid of the fractions?
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    x/4=x/6 + 3
    x/4 - x/6 = 3
    lowest common denominator = 12
    so multiply the first term by 3 and the second by 2 to get 12
    (3x - 2x)/12 = 3
    3x-2x = 36
    x = 36

    can't seem to get the latex editor to function sorry
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    Sorry about this but am trying out a new editor and this is the guinea pig
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