# Solving Equations containing Fractions

• Oct 15th 2012, 07:21 AM
Rosestar
Solving Equations containing Fractions
http://www.imathas.com/cgi-bin/mimet...D%7D%3D%7B3%7D

^Walk me through the steps, please.
• Oct 15th 2012, 07:32 AM
Prove It
Re: Solving Equations containing Fractions
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rosestar
http://www.imathas.com/cgi-bin/mimet...D%7D%3D%7B3%7D

^Walk me through the steps, please.

Start by subtracting 1/2 from both sides. Then note that multiplying by 1/3 is the same as dividing by 3. How would you undo dividing by 3?
• Oct 15th 2012, 08:08 AM
HallsofIvy
Re: Solving Equations containing Fractions
Alternatively, multiply both side by 6, the common denominator. Voi la! No fractions!
• Oct 15th 2012, 09:19 AM
alane1994
Re: Solving Equations containing Fractions
Quote:

Originally Posted by HallsofIvy
Alternatively, multiply both side by 6, the common denominator. Voi la! No fractions!

The thing is, is he wanted the standard procedure with steps. Even I at calculus level in college, go through the steps to make sure that I don't make a stupid mistake.