5/8-x=5/3x (These are both fractions)
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5/8=(5/3)x-x 5/8=(2/3)x multiply by reciprocal of 2/3 to get the x on its own and you are left with 15/16=x
Originally Posted by Tammy07 5/8-x=5/3x (These are both fractions) Is it possible your equation is ? If so, multiply both sides of the equation by to get rid of those fractions. (And remind yourself at the end that x can't be either 0 nor 8.) <-- Now divide both sides by 5 -Dan
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