# Thread: Solving Equations containing Fractions

1. ## Solving Equations containing Fractions

$\frac{{1}}{{3}}{x}+\frac{{1}}{{2}}={3}$

^Walk me through the steps, please.

2. ## Re: Solving Equations containing Fractions

Originally Posted by Rosestar
$\frac{{1}}{{3}}{x}+\frac{{1}}{{2}}={3}$

^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?

3. ## Re: Solving Equations containing Fractions

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

4. ## Re: Solving Equations containing Fractions

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.