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anonymous
 5 years ago
I need some help understanding clearing fractions. Example: x+2/5=54/3x
anonymous
 5 years ago
I need some help understanding clearing fractions. Example: x+2/5=54/3x

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is the equation a) \(x + \frac{2}{5} = 5  \frac{4}{3x}\) b) \(\frac{x + 2}{5} = 5 \frac{4}{3x}\) c) None of the above.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the x is not below the 4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh, good. That's even better.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[x + \frac{2}{5} = 5  \frac{4}{3}x\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so lets start by getting all of our 'like' terms to have the same denominator. To do that, we'll make the x into a fraction with a 3 on bottom. How can we do that?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Nearly, but it must maintain equivalence. 3/3 is 1 right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No. Stop guessing and listen. 3/3 = 1. Right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, and 1 times any number gives you the same number right? a*1 = a

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so then: \[a = 1*a = \frac{3}{3}*a = \frac{3a}{3} = a\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Did you follow that? Sometimes it's hard to read on one line.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so what is x as a multiple of 1/3?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The basic rule of thumb for equivalent fractions is: You can multiply the top and bottom by the same thing and the value doesn't change.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So we have: \[\frac{x}{1}\] And we want to get a 3 on the bottom, so we multiply the bottom times 3. That means we have to multiply the top by 3 also to keep it having the same value as x.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{3x}{3} = x\] Right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So lets do the same thing to the 5 on the right side of the equation. We need to get a 5 on bottom, so what would it be.. We have: \[\frac{5}{1}\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, we have this (after changing the denominator on x) \[\frac{3x}{3} + \frac{2}{5} = 5 \frac{4x}{3}\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you use algebra to get all the terms with x on one side, and all the terms without x on the other?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I appreciate you trying to help me, but I need to see the example I gave solved from the beginning to the end. It isn't working very well showing me a step here and there.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Starting from \[\frac{3x}{3} + \frac{2}{5} = 5  \frac{4x}{3}\] Can you solve for x?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Because you have denominators and an = sign, you need to find a common denominator. What is the common denominator using 5 and 3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So multiply the whole equation by 15.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.015(x+2/5)=15(54/3x)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(15)(x) + (15)(2) (15)(5)  (15)(4x)  =  5 3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Cancel out the denominators into the numerators.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(15)(x) + (3)(2) = (15)(5)  5(4x)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now solve for x in the usual way.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Blexting, let him do it.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0James when you are solving and you see x's on both sides of the equation, I like to get rid of the smallest one. Which one is smaller 15x or 20x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so add 20x to both sides

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0James, if you have an equation: 5x + 4 = 4 How do you solve for x?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What do you get James when you +20x to both sides?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0THE LAST ONE should be a plus sign

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good so add like terms.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.020x  15x (20  15 = ?)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.020x + 20x = (20 + 20 = ?)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So you have 5x + 6 = 75 (because your 20 + 20 = 0 so you don't have any x's on that side)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do you get the x by itself.. do you get rid of the 5 first or the 6 first?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes... but what is 756 5x = 69

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but isn't the answer suppose to be x=69/5 and how do you get that?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes... divide in you calculator. 13.8

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0where are you getting 13.8

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Once again, I appreciate the help, but I need to see the problem solved from beginning to end. It isn't helping trying to get me to figure out something I don't know. I have to see it work.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would it be 5x69 x=69÷5 x=69/5

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hello, is anybody there?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't appreciate being ignored. Just because I don't understand doesn't mean I should not be helped. If I knew this crap I wouldn't be here in the first place. Thanks for nothing, and I will not recommend this place to anyone.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0James, nobody knows that you entered another comment on this page unless they are sitting here watching your post... You need to go and "ask a question" and someone will see it and respond...
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