i have found an answer to this but i would like to know if i am right. what do ye get?

Solve for X!Code:`X+1 2X+1 X + 2`

___ = ____ + _____

2 10 3

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- Oct 20th 2008, 11:26 AMwhateverSimple: Solve for 'X'
i have found an answer to this but i would like to know if i am right. what do ye get?

Code:`X+1 2X+1 X + 2`

___ = ____ + _____

2 10 3

- Oct 20th 2008, 11:38 AMmasters
- Oct 20th 2008, 11:53 AMwhatever
what i have originally is 25, is that right?

- Oct 20th 2008, 12:00 PMmasters
Multiply every term by the LCD which is 30.

$\displaystyle 30\left(\frac{x+1}{2}\right)=30\left(\frac{2x+1}{1 0}\right)+30\left(\frac{x+2}{3}\right)$

$\displaystyle 15x+15=6x+3+10x+20$

$\displaystyle 15x+15=16x+23$

$\displaystyle -x=8$

$\displaystyle \boxed{x=-8}$ - Oct 20th 2008, 12:59 PMwhatever
cheers mate, i had the right idea but I was doing it wrong somehow. nice one