Can someone help me and give me a step by step to solve the following?

147/20/2-x = 147/10

So 147 over 20 over 2-x equals 147 over 10.

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- Jan 27th 2013, 03:03 PMhossaimNeed help solving this problem with fractions
Can someone help me and give me a step by step to solve the following?

147/20/2-x = 147/10

So 147 over 20 over 2-x equals 147 over 10. - Jan 27th 2013, 03:56 PMtopsquarkRe: Need help solving this problem with fractions
Please correct me if I'm wrong. It sounds like your equation is

$\displaystyle \frac{147/20}{2 - x} = \frac{147}{10}$

If that's correct first note that you can cancel out the 147 from both sides. That leaves you with

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{20(2 - x)} = \frac{1}{10}$

Flip this equation upside down and solve for x

-Dan - Jan 27th 2013, 08:11 PMpspssRe: Need help solving this problem with fractions
147/20/2-x = 147/10

147/20 ÷ (2-x) = 147/10

147/20 × 1/(2-x) = 147/10

147/20(2-x) = 147/10 divide by 147 to both sides

1/20(2-x) = 1/10

20(2-x) = 10 ---------- divide by 10

2(2-x) = 1

4 – 2x = 1

2x = 3

x = 3/2

----- - Jan 28th 2013, 02:31 AMtopsquarkRe: Need help solving this problem with fractions