Open study

is now brainly

With Brainly you can:

  • Get homework help from millions of students and moderators
  • Learn how to solve problems with step-by-step explanations
  • Share your knowledge and earn points by helping other students
  • Learn anywhere, anytime with the Brainly app!

A community for students.

1/6 - x/2 = x -5/3

See more answers at
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.

Get this expert

answer on brainly


Get your free account and access expert answers to this and thousands of other questions

The x term on the right... can you convert it to an equivalent fraction over 2?
I don't know how to do that.
\[\frac{1}{6}+\bigg (-\frac{1}{6} \bigg) +\frac{-x}{2}=\frac {x}{1} + \frac {-5}{3}+\bigg (-\frac{1}{6} \bigg)\]

Not the answer you are looking for?

Search for more explanations.

Ask your own question

Other answers:

Bring the 1/6 over to the left. Also, Make the x on the right a fraction (every number is a fraction over one).
Now, can you show me how it's done?
Ok, from the equation above, we now have... \[\frac{-x}{2}=\frac {x}{1} + \frac {-5}{3}+\bigg (-\frac{1}{6} \bigg) \Rightarrow \] \[\frac{-x}{2}=\frac {x}{1} + \frac {-10}{6}+\bigg (-\frac{1}{6} \bigg ) \Rightarrow \frac{-x}{2}=\frac {x}{1} + \frac {-9}{6}\]
Any questions so far? I had to double the top and bottom of -5/3 so I could add it to -1/6. Oooops.. Just spotted a math error should be... \[\frac{-x}{2}=\frac {x}{1} + \frac {-10}{6}+\bigg (-\frac{1}{6} \bigg ) \Rightarrow \frac{-x}{2}=\frac {x}{1} + \frac {-11}{6}\]
Are you following so far? If so, what is the next step????
Well, I'm just writing down the way that you've done it.So, what's the answer?
OK - now you can get rid of the fractions. 6 is the biggest denominator and every other denoninator divides into it. Can you multiply both sides through by 6?
I mean, I know how to multiply the bottom part,but, the top part is confusing.
OK, so we will multiply each term by 6/1, canceling top and bottom as we go. It will take me a while to format this so try on your own while I'm typing. OK. :-)
\[\frac{6}{1}*\frac{-x}{2}=\frac{6}{1}*\frac {x}{1} + \frac {-11}{6}*\frac{6}{1}\] OK. next we need to cancel (we're using common factors - but I won't show that step I'll just do it.
\[-3x=6x+(-11)\] Now the fractions are eliminated. Making sense (check all my math).
That part was kind of crucial so tell me if any of that confused you.
Yes, it was, and, I'm still not following you.
I mean, all I really need is the answer.

Not the answer you are looking for?

Search for more explanations.

Ask your own question