1. ## Problem fraction equation

Hi all, here is my question:
x = x+1 -1
3 2

I cannot figure it out at all so if anyone can help me with the solution not just the final answer would be appreciated.

2. ## Re: Problem fraction equation

The number 2 should be under the x+1

3. ## Re: Problem fraction equation

Originally Posted by nicchofaigh
Hi all, here is my question:
x = x+1 -1
3 2

I cannot figure it out at all so if anyone can help me with the solution not just the final answer would be appreciated.
Use brackets, it makes you work infinity easier to read. Better yet, use LaTeX

If, as I assume, the question is $\dfrac{x}{3} =\dfrac{x+1}{2} - 1$ then multiply through by the LCD of 1, 2 and 3.

4. ## Re: Problem fraction equation

Thanks very much for your help. The answer I got was x=-4 is this correct.

5. ## Re: Problem fraction equation

We can check it, multiply all the terms with a factor 6 (LCM of 1,2 and 3) therefore we get:
$2x=3(x+1)-6$
$\Leftrightarrow 2x=3x+3-6$
$\Leftrightarrow -x=-3 \Leftrightarrow x=3$