anonymous
  • anonymous
I am lost.... please help! Rational Expressions are kicking my tush! The problem is: 1/x+1/3=1/2
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katieb
  • katieb
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bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
okay workin on it
bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
First multuply everything through by x.
bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
*multiply: 1 + x/3 = x/2

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bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
Now multiply everything by 3: 3 + x = (3x)/2
bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
Now multiply everything by 2: 6 + 2x = 3x
bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
*it would be easier to just multiply everything by 6, but I'm just showing all in-between steps.
bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
After: 6 + 2x = 3x, subtract 2x from both sides: 6 + 2x - 2x = 3x - 2x
bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
6 = x; or x = 6 DONE!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank you so much! This class is kicking my tush and I am not sure I am going to make it through it!
bahrom7893
  • bahrom7893
ur welcom!
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