# Math Help - solve for x...

1. ## solve for x...

3/4x + 1/4 = 1/4x

HELP! Thanx

2. Hello!
Here is what I get:

$\frac{3}{4}x + \frac{1}{4} = \frac{1}{4}x$

$\frac{1}{4} = \frac{1}{4}x - \frac{3}{4}x$

*factor out the x

$\frac{1}{4} = x(\frac{1}{4} - \frac{3}{4})$

$\frac{1}{4} = x(-\frac{1}{2})$

$x = \frac{\frac{1}{4}}{-\frac{1}{2}}$

*multiply the top by the reciprocal of the bottom

$x = \frac{1}{4} \cdot -\frac{2}{1} = -\frac{1}{2}$

3. ## okay!

that makes sense... for whatever reason... I kept getting -1/4...