# Math Help - Help

1. ## Help

Solve

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Solve 8/v =(9/v) - (1/2)
I am lost as to what to do next.

2. Originally Posted by Brama Bull
Solve

I just need alittle boost in the right direction for this one. No answer just alittle help of the steps please

Solve 8/v =(9/v) - (1/2)
I am lost as to what to do next.
$\frac{8}{v}=\frac{9}{v}-\frac{1}{2}$

$\frac{1}{2}=\frac{9}{v}-\frac{8}{v}$

$\frac{1}{2}=\frac{1}{v}$

$
v=2
$

3. Another way (and in my opinion slightly easier):
from $\frac{8}{v}= \frac{9}{v}- \frac{1}{2}$, multiply on both sides by 2v to get rid of the fractions.