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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

How do you solve 1/4x=12

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    personally, I wouldnt, it looks good just the way it is :)

  2. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    or if I wanted to; multiply both sides by 4

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    well you couldent do that because i really meant 1 over 4 not 1 divided by 4

  4. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    ahhhh....... is it: 1/(4x) ??? = 12

  5. amistre64
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    ...and 1 over 4 IS 1 divided by 4......

  6. anonymous
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    no like 1 over 4 as a fraction, then times x equals 12

  7. amistre64
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    when we take a pie and divide up amongst the relatives at thanksgiving, we are handing our fractions of the pie to each person....fractions ARE divisions

  8. amistre64
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    multiply both sides by 4

  9. anonymous
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    Ok i get it now sorry :(

  10. amistre64
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    if you get it, then no need to be sorry :)

  11. anonymous
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    :) umm 1 more question since you are timesing x by 1 over 4 wouldent you divide 4 by both sides of the equal sign

  12. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    if we divide both sides by 4 that would be possible, but pointless in solveing for x: (1/4)x/4 = 12/4 (1/16)x = 3 doesnt help towards our cause....

  13. amistre64
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    remeber, any number "over" itself is equal to "1" 4/4 = 1 (4/4)x = x

  14. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    (4)(1/4)x = 12(4) (4/4)x = 48 x = 48

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