# Find an equation for a given solution.

• May 24th 2011, 03:36 PM
sinebar
Find an equation for a given solution.
I was presented with 4 equations as possible solutions for x=4. The one below was the correct one but I converted 14/3 to the proper fraction 4-2/3. Then I added 2/3 + 4 = 4-2/3. I found the right equation that way but did I solve it the right way? Would this be acceptable on a test.

x=4

2/3 + x = 14/3
• May 24th 2011, 07:08 PM
Ackbeet
I've retitled your thread according to what I think you're after here. Are you trying to find an equation for which x = 4 is the solution?
• May 24th 2011, 07:10 PM
Prove It
Is this a multiple choice question? If it's a multiple choice question, you can use any method you like...
• May 25th 2011, 02:51 AM
sinebar
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ackbeet
I've retitled your thread according to what I think you're after here. Are you trying to find an equation for which x = 4 is the solution?

I found the right equation but did I do it correctly? I converted the fraction to a proper fraction and then calculated. Is that acceptable?
• May 25th 2011, 03:09 AM
Ackbeet
I'm mystified. What exactly are you trying to do?
• May 25th 2011, 04:43 AM
bjhopper
Hi sinebar,
I think that you are asking whether you must convert the 4 to 12/3 in order to find the answer in that manner.Either way your way or this way is correct

bjh