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  • 5 years ago

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

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  1. anonymous
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    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

  2. anonymous
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    We both know this is not true!

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

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

  5. anonymous
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    When you find it OMGI let me know :)

  6. anonymous
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    Okay!

  7. anonymous
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    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

  8. anonymous
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    ...and even this does not satisfy your equation

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

  10. anonymous
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    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!

  11. anonymous
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    I am confused.

  12. anonymous
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    I will do it line by line

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

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

  15. anonymous
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    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?

  16. anonymous
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    Okay, thank you then!

  17. anonymous
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    welcome.............................

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

  19. anonymous
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    OK it does not read that way

  20. anonymous
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    In this case x = 7

  21. anonymous
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    How does it equal 7?

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

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

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

  25. anonymous
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    (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

  26. anonymous
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    Thank you both of you! I understand it now! :)

  27. anonymous
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    welcome once again

  28. anonymous
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    Great, well done for persevering Irene

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