How do I do this

A+3 over 8 + a over 5 = 2

how do i solve and check it?

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- Jun 21st 2006, 09:47 PMhappyboyhelp :)
How do I do this

A+3 over 8 + a over 5 = 2

how do i solve and check it? - Jun 21st 2006, 10:40 PMmalaygoelQuote:

Originally Posted by**happyboy**

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Malay - Jun 22nd 2006, 12:40 AMnath_quam
A = 5 cross multiple the LHS so u get 5A + 15 + 8A all over 40 = 2 the rest is easy

- Jun 22nd 2006, 04:24 AMQuickQuote:

Originally Posted by**happyboy**

you need a common denominator

Simplify

add the fractions..

Multiply both sides by 40

subtract 15 from both sides

It's possible now to solve for both "A" and "a" but did you do a typo and they're really the same variable?

assuming they are...add them together

and divide by 13

and the answer is....

- Jun 22nd 2006, 08:40 AMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**happyboy**

or,

Which one is it, if any?