3 / 8 = w / w + 2 3 over 8 equals w over w + 2 3 w _ = _ 8 w+2 What is w? My answer is w = 1.2 but I'm not sure.
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Yes, that's correct. Multiply through by :
132 / 35 = 12 / a + 1 132 over 35 equals 12 over a + 1 35(12) = 132(a+1) 430 = 132a + 132 Do you mind telling me how to get a? Can I subtract 132 from both sides then divide by 132a?
You should have: 420 = 132a + 132 You are almost right...subtract 132 from both sides then divide by 132, this will isolate a and give you its value.
298 = 132a Now I divide 298 by 132a (132a by 132) and I get this. 2.257575757575758 = a Is there anyway to make this into a fraction instead?
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Last edited by MarkFL; Sep 29th 2012 at 12:57 PM.
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