# stuck on solving

• November 27th 2006, 05:47 PM
jerryramos
stuck on solving
1/2=5n/3
• November 27th 2006, 06:01 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryramos
1/2=5n/3

$\frac{1}{2} = \frac{5n}{3}$

I want to "clear the fractions." The least common multiple of 2 and 3 is 6, so:
$6 \cdot \frac{1}{2} = 6 \cdot \frac{5n}{3}$

$3 = 2 \cdot 5n$

$3 = 10n$

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

-Dan