Do you think anyone can help me solve this

- anonymous

Do you think anyone can help me solve this

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- anonymous

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- anonymous

can you tell me how to do this type of question what should I do first?

- anonymous

hey callisto ;D

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- Callisto

First multiply 2 sides by x so that the 'x' on the left hand side can be cancelled
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- Callisto

Then you'll get 6 = 12x. Do you understand it so far?

- anonymous

oh ok

- anonymous

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- Callisto

Then divide both sides by 12 so as to get rid of '12' on the right hand side
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- Callisto

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- anonymous

oh ok

- anonymous

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- Callisto

you cannot cancel it like that... You can only cancel the common factors on the same side ...

- anonymous

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- Callisto

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- Callisto

Do you understand this part?

- anonymous

yes

- Callisto

Hmmm
Can you try the right hand side?
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- anonymous

you can'y

- Callisto

Nah, what do you mean?

- anonymous

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- Callisto

Yup, so can you get the result now?

- anonymous

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- Callisto

Hmm.. not really..
from the workings, you can get
1 x
-- = ---
2 1
Can you simplify it from here?

- anonymous

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- Callisto

Well.. it's not like that..
You need to know that for an equation, the 2 sides are equal.

- Callisto

To solve an equation, you need to put the unknown on one side...
like x +2 = 3
You need to minus 2 from both sides
x +2 -2 = 3-2
So you can get
x = 3-2
That is x =1
Do you understand so far?

- anonymous

forgot

- anonymous

so in this case we get 1/2+x=1

- Callisto

In which case? your question?

- anonymous

ohhhhh

- Callisto

To be frank, do you know who to solve an equation?

- anonymous

YES I DO

- anonymous

but in this case what do I need to solve

- anonymous

that's where im confused

- Callisto

Solve for x

- Callisto

6
--- = 12
x
As I've said, you should multiply both sides by x because x is in denominator of the fraction

- anonymous

kk i got that

- Callisto

just like
y
-- = 2
6
You'd multiply both sides by 6 to get rid of the 6 on the left hand side
y
6 x -- = 2 x 6
6
So you'll get y = 2x6 = 12.
Then you finish solving for y

- anonymous

so how do we form the equation?

- Callisto

that another thing, what do you mean exactly?

- anonymous

ok we where up to the part in canceling..? then I lost you

- anonymous

with making up an equation?

- Callisto

Alright, sorry, then just concentrate on your question. I made it up because i thought it would be simpler for you to understand..

- anonymous

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- Callisto

no...
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- anonymous

what is the next step

- Callisto

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- anonymous

then divide 6 by 12x

- anonymous

x=2

- Callisto

by 12 only...

- Callisto

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- anonymous

Look,
6/x = 12
To solve the equation, you take your given equation, which relates x to the numbers.
Then you
(1) ISOLATE THE VARIABLE
-this means to get the variable on one side of the equation and all the numbers on the other side
-you do this by doing the ORDER OF OPERATIONS in reverse.
In your case, there are no +'s or -'s, so we move to * and /
We need to remember that to do something to an equation, we have to do it to both sides for it to remain equal. So to isolate the variable,
multiply BOTH sides by x
Then we get 6 = 12x
Now, we need to get the 12 on the other side.
What can we do to both sides to get rid of the 12 on the right side to make it appear on the left. Once you do that, your variable will be isolated so all you have to do is simplify the resulting fraction, and that is your answer.

- anonymous

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- Callisto

Yup. what's the next step???

- anonymous

kk

- Callisto

what do you get for the answer?

- anonymous

do we make an equation?

- Callisto

What do you mean?

- Callisto

Actually, when you see x= a constant, that is the answer to the unknown x. For your question, we don't make equation. We use equation to solve for x

- anonymous

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- Callisto

it is not the answer.. the answer is in the form of x = (a constant) Can you try again?

- anonymous

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- Callisto

no, how did you do it?

- anonymous

i don't know?

- Callisto

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- Callisto

Hmm.. do u understand it now?

- anonymous

omg are you serious..

- anonymous

wow my work made me confused

- Callisto

Do I seem like not serious?

- anonymous

yes you do but I'm shocked

- Callisto

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Usually the unknown should be put on the left for the final answer.
Why are you shocked?

- anonymous

the answer was right in front of me

- Callisto

lol, I was shocked too :P

- Callisto

So, do you understand it now?

- anonymous

yes

- anonymous

thanks

- Callisto

welcome . Glad to help :)

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