1. ## ....ookaieeeeee

I just worked out a problem that gave me and answer of 1 but when checked with the correct answer it was 1.2......Here is the problem

Erin can paint a room in 3hrs and her hubby can do it in 2hrs, how long will it take both to paint the room together?! (simplified the question)

Ok! so knowing that

Erin=3x and Hubby=2x the problem then is written like this....(right?)

1x over 3 plus 1x over 2 equals 1

1x
+ 1x = 1
3.....2

ok now the LCD is 6 and then multiply all by (6)

(6) 1x + (6) 1x = 1(6)
3..........2

cancel the 6 and the 3 = 2 and the 6 and the 2 = 3 right!?

so now we have

2x + 3x = 6 combine like terms;

6x = 6

and then solve for
$\displaystyle x$

x=1

so far so good or did I dushbag it somewhere?!

you said:
"2x + 3x = 6 combine like terms;
6x = 6"

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

its meant to be
5x = 6
x = 1.2

lol
so for the most part youwere correct just remember to recheck your calculation

3. .......

Always.....always

Thanks for that, believe me! I would have had figure out such a mistake by tomorrow morning !!!

Uuufffff! my brain seems to be at the brink of a mathematical overdose LOL

Thanks again!