1/2=5n/3

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- Nov 27th 2006, 05:47 PMjerryramosstuck on solving
1/2=5n/3

- Nov 27th 2006, 06:01 PMtopsquark
$\displaystyle \frac{1}{2} = \frac{5n}{3}$

I want to "clear the fractions." The least common multiple of 2 and 3 is 6, so:

$\displaystyle 6 \cdot \frac{1}{2} = 6 \cdot \frac{5n}{3}$

$\displaystyle 3 = 2 \cdot 5n$

$\displaystyle 3 = 10n$

$\displaystyle n = \frac{3}{10}$

-Dan