Simplify & show work: x-1/3 = x+1/4

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Simplify & show work: x-1/3 = x+1/4

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- anonymous

This gives a false answer.
By adding 1/3 to both sides then subtracting x from both sides you are told that ...
0 = 7/12

- anonymous

We both know this is not true!

- anonymous

There is an answer to it.You need to find the common denominator or something.

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- anonymous

I know the aswer is 7. I don't know how to get the answer though.

- anonymous

When you find it OMGI let me know :)

- anonymous

Okay!

- anonymous

Irene just think logically. You are told if you add something to x it is the same result as taking something away from x.
See it like this I am thinking of a number that when you add it to a euro it is the same as taking it away from a euro. The onlt thing it can be is 0

- anonymous

...and even this does not satisfy your equation

- anonymous

I still believe there is an answer... lol. Maybe the common denominator is 12 since the denominators need to be multiplied.

- anonymous

Sorry Irene my analogy was rubbish!
If you add 1/4 to a euro dollar whatever, it is the same as subtracting 1/3 from the same euro. It does not add up, so to speak!

- anonymous

I am confused.

- anonymous

I will do it line by line

- anonymous

there is no answer to it
the given equation is wrong........................`
x gets cancelled

- anonymous

believe me...............................
i am sure
i am studying in class 8(dont worry)

- anonymous

x-1/3 = x+1/4
add 1/3 to both sides
x = x + 1/4 + 1/3
now subtracrt x from both sides so separating variables and constants
0 = 1/4 + 1/3 0= 7/12
Are you happy that 7/12 is equal to 0?

- anonymous

Okay, thank you then!

- anonymous

welcome.............................

- anonymous

Wait, did you read it wrong? I meant x-1 OVER 3 = x + 1 OVER 4.

- anonymous

OK it does not read that way

- anonymous

In this case x = 7

- anonymous

How does it equal 7?

- anonymous

then yhe answer is
(x-1)4=(x+1)3
4x-4=3x+3
x=7
happy..................

- anonymous

So you cross multiply in the beginning? And thank you, i'm happy now!

- anonymous

welcome............yes,u have to cross multiply the denominators................

- anonymous

(x - 1)/3 = (x + 1)/4
multiply both sides by 3
x-1 = 3 (x + 1)/4
multiply both sides by 4
4 (x-1)= 3 (x + 1
Expand bracketrs
4x-4 = = 3x + 3
Subtract 3x from both sides
x-4 = 3
add 4 to both sides
x = 7

- anonymous

Thank you both of you! I understand it now! :)

- anonymous

welcome once again

- anonymous

Great, well done for persevering Irene

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