# eqution

• Nov 28th 2007, 05:54 AM
bassmansam
eqution
hi guys im trying to work out 20/3x=4 ive tried 1.666 but that does not work, could you give me the method to work it out ,also can you give me the answer so that i can understand it.

Thanks
• Nov 28th 2007, 07:24 AM
janvdl
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Originally Posted by bassmansam
hi guys im trying to work out 20/3x=4 ive tried 1.666 but that does not work, could you give me the method to work it out ,also can you give me the answer so that i can understand it.

Thanks

$\frac{20}{3x} = 4$

$20 = 4 \times 3x$

$20 = 12 x$

$\frac{20}{12} = x$

$x = 1,666....$

I guess you made a mistake when setting x = 1,666... into your equation.

Remember x is actually equal to 1,6666666666666666... into infinity :)

Rather try setting $\frac{5}{3}$ into it, which is equal to 1,666...