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    Solve 7 = 4
    3x x-2 do i need to multiply and leave it like this 7x-14=12x ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzdnique View Post
    Solve 7 = 4
    3x x-2 do i need to multiply and leave it like this 7x-14=12x ?
    Hello,

    I assume that you mean:

    \frac{7}{3x} =\frac{4}{x-2} \ .\ x \neq 0~\wedge~x \neq 2

    Multiply bot sides by the denominators and cancel:
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\frac{7\cdot 3x \cdot (x-2)}{3x} =\frac{4 \cdot 3x \cdot (x-2)}{x-2}~\implies~7x-14=12x~\implies~-14=5x ~\implies~ x=-\frac{14}5
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