
Algebra Simplification
Hi All,
[tex] y + 4 = \frac{x}{2} [\MATH] Solve for y.
[tex] y = \frac{x}{2}  \frac{4}{1} [\MATH] = [tex] \frac{x  4}{2} [\MATH]
However the answer is [tex] y = \frac{x8}{2} [\MATH]
Where did I go wrong?
Thanks,
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As an offthread  is there isssues with Latex? If I change the '\' to '/' on the terminating MATH, I get latex compile errors. I get it on every computer. see below
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"Where did I go wrong?" Here: http://latex.codecogs.com/png.latex?y= \frac{x  4}{2}
The fractions don't have the same numitor, you can't add them that way.
http://latex.codecogs.com/png.latex?...=\frac{x8}{2} The answer ^^