# Need help with solving an equation that has variables on both sides

• Aug 20th 2012, 01:43 PM
Legend9591
Need help with solving an equation that has variables on both sides
Hello,

Just doing some review equations for my Intermediate Algebra class and I'm stumped on one.

d- =d+4

That is how the equation is written. I would assume that there's a 1 after the minus sign making it:

d-1=d+4

then I multiplied both sides by (1/d+4) giving me: (d-1)/(d+4)

Now I'm not sure what to do. Any help on how to solve this equation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
• Aug 20th 2012, 02:26 PM
pickslides
Re: Need help with solving an equation that has variables on both sides
d- =d+4

This makes no sense as is.

d-1 = d+4 can't be solved. Think about taking 'd' from both sides you are left with -1=4.
• Aug 20th 2012, 02:52 PM
Legend9591
Re: Need help with solving an equation that has variables on both sides
but -1 =/= 4 lol I guess she messed up the equation or something.

Thanks for the help
• Aug 21st 2012, 01:51 AM
sujith123
Re: Need help with solving an equation that has variables on both sides
it may be -d=d+4