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anonymous
 5 years ago
w/4 + 4x  1/5 = 1/8
I need help solving this
anonymous
 5 years ago
w/4 + 4x  1/5 = 1/8 I need help solving this

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you solving for x?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think so...Not quite sure...let me check to see if it tells me.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0When solving a rational equation the first step that we must always take would be to make sure that you convert the equation to an equation without denominators. This is the explanation I got.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OK that makes sense, but it still doesn't tell us whether we should solve for x or w. Or are we just supposed to convert the equation and not solve anything? Any more hints in your instructions?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is all I got..I get so frustrated. I guess we have to find the problems in this and address them so they know what they are

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Shall we try solving for x then?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I guess...just so you know...to give a heads up..I am horrible at this stuff...I get so confused

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No problem, I'll try my best to help you understand :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you have a guess as to how to start, or should I show the first step?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This week is a confusing week for me...just as I get the hang of things I get confused then frustrated...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so scratch that question...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's ok, it happens to all of us. The first thing we need to do is find the Least Common Denominator (the LCD). Do you know how to do that

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have one that I did, but he wants the original rational equation of this 10 + 4(x – 2) = 5(x) 10 + 4x – 8 = 5x 4x + 2 = 5x 2 = x or x= 2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I thought I had did this...and that this answer was it...apparently not....lol

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hang on, I'm confused. Does this have anything to do with the first problem you posted or have we moved on?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0moved on...I just asked one of the girls in my class by text and she said not to worry about the first one...fix the stuff we did wrong individually...sorry

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OK. So he wants the original rational equation of 10+4(x2)=5x?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I thought I had done this..with all the work I did...not so much he said

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, a rational equation is an equation that has fractions in it. I think he wanted you to manipulate the equation he gave to look like one. Instead, what you did was solve for x. More coming...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok see now I am getting confused...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What I think you have to do is distribute the 4 like you did so that you get 10+4x8=5x, then divide both sides of the equation by 40 to get a rational equation

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you maybe tell me more about what you're confused about in specific?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0most of it....I am just not a math person at all....not sure why it never clicked for me.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I hate the fact I have to ask for help...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't worry about it. Math is chalenging and everyone struggles with it. Plus, it's confusing when you're being tutored online

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Back to the problem...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sure...I will be checking in a few at a time..I have 2 very sick little girls...sorry if I do not respond right away... I will be back if not:)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So, a rational equation is an equation that has fractions in it. Like this one (just a random example): x/2+1=x/8

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We want to make the equation you were given look something like that.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0According to your instructions anyway

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So here's what I would do. Take the equation 10 + 4(x – 2) = 5(x)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Step 1. Find the least common multiple of 10, 4, and 5. It is 20 because 20 is the smallest number that can divide evenly into 10, 4, and 5

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Step 2. Divide every term in the equation by 20. It will look like this: 10/20 + 4(x – 2)/20 = 5(x)/20

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Step 3. Simplify the fractions. It will look like this: 1/2+(x2)/5=x/4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And this looks like a rational equation, so I believe this is what your teacher wants

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you so much!! I think I understand this better:) Your great!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're welcome. :) So glad I could help. I'm kinda new to this online tutoring thing, so I was nervous.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you have other questions or more questions about this problem?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no...thank you so much:)
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