# I know...I know another easy linear equation

• Feb 11th 2008, 12:24 AM
Mr Rayon
I know...I know another easy linear equation
Solve this:

9x+28 7x-6
------ = ------ -5
5 2

I am concerned about the "-5" and how it gets put into the working-out of the linear equations.
Please show working-out. All help is appreciated!!!

"7x-6," is supposed to be on the second numerator. And the "2" is meant for the second denominator. Soz guys.
• Feb 11th 2008, 12:52 AM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Rayon
Solve this:

9x+28 7x-6
------ = ------ -5
5 2

I am concerned about the "-5" and how it gets put into the working-out of the linear equations.
Please show working-out. All help is appreciated!!!

"7x-6," is supposed to be on the second numerator. And the "2" is meant for the second denominator. Soz guys.

multiply through by 10 and see what happens
• Feb 11th 2008, 01:29 AM
Mr Rayon
Is this right so far?

2(9x+28) 5(7x-6) 2
--------- = -------- -
10 10 10

Ten as in each denominator.
• Feb 11th 2008, 01:30 AM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Rayon
Is this right so far?

2(9x+28) 5(7x-6) 2
--------- = -------- -
10 10 10

the point of multiplying through by 10 was to get rid of the fractions. you still have fractions here, i'm not sure what you did
• Feb 11th 2008, 01:36 AM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Rayon
Is this right so far?

2(9x+28) 5(7x-6) 2
--------- = -------- -
10 10 10

Ten as in each denominator.

you're not getting what i'm saying...

start with $\frac {9x + 28}5 = \frac {7x - 6}2 - 5$

multiply through by 10, we get:

$2(9x + 28) = 5(7x - 6) - 50$

now continue
• Feb 11th 2008, 01:45 AM
Mr Rayon
2(9x+28)= 5(7x-6)-50
18x+56=35x-30-50
56+30+50=35x-18x
136=17x
8=x

I get it now. Thanks