geargiapeach 3 years ago What is the solution to 1/6a -1/3=2/3

1. thedog55

a=1/6

2. mubzz

For such questions, think of a way of rearranging the problem statement so you have all the terms with variables on one side, and rest on the other side. So rearranging would give us 1/6a = 2/3 + 1/3 => 1/6a = 3/3 => 1/6a = 1 now multiply both sides of the equation with 'a' you will get a = 1/6

3. geargiapeach

this is not an answer in my book

4. helder_edwin

is the a multiplying 1/6 or only the 6?

5. mubzz

What answer does your book give? Maybe you made an error in the way you wrote the question? Could you check? :)

6. helder_edwin

i mean is it $\frac{1}{6} a$ ?

7. geargiapeach

no i wrote it correct here are what the answers could be -2 or 6 or -3/4 or 1/4

8. helder_edwin

so the answer is 6. and you wrote the question improperly.

9. geargiapeach

no it is correct

10. helder_edwin

you should have writen (1/6)a-1/3=2/3

11. helder_edwin

this way you have $\frac{1}{6} 6 - \frac{1}{3}=\frac{2}{3}$