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    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
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    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?
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    Is this a multiple choice question? If it's a multiple choice question, you can use any method you like...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackbeet View Post
    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?
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    I'm mystified. What exactly are you trying to do?
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    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



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