## anonymous 5 years ago i need help please x/2 - (x-2/3)=0.4 solve for x

1. sandra

hey is the second part of the equation (x-2)/3, or is it x-(2/3) ?

2. anonymous

3. anonymous

umm the equation is two fractions x/2 Subttact x-2/3equal 0.4

4. sandra

ok so x-2 is all on top of the second fraction?

5. sandra

$\frac{x-2}{3}$

6. sandra

like that ^ ?

7. sandra

so basically in that case you need to find a common denominator for x/2 and x-2/3

8. sandra

the common denominator would be 6 (the lowest number that 3 and 2 divide into evenly)

9. anonymous

umm the equation is two fractions x/2 Subttact x-2/3equal 0.4

10. anonymous

i got the answer now thanks

11. sandra

$\frac{x}{2} - \frac{x-2}{3} = .4$ $\frac{3 \times x}{3 \times 2} - \frac{2 \times (x-2)}{2 \times 3} = .4$

12. sandra

ok cool np