## math2 3 years ago 3/8X+3/8=-3/8X+1/8

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1. math2

3/8X+3/8=-3/8X+1/8

2. Silent_Sorrow

x=-3

3. pasta

make the LCM 8x on both sides,so that they can cancel, then the equation becomes; 3+3x=-3+x now u can get x=-3

4. MathPhysics

math2! you'd better use some parentheses to clarify! Which one do you mean? 1. $\frac{ 3 }{ 8x }+\frac{ 3 }{ 8 }=-\frac{ 3 }{ 8x }+\frac{ 1 }{ 8 }$ 2. $\frac{ 3 }{ 8 }x+\frac{ 3 }{ 8 }=-\frac{ 3 }{ 8 }x+\frac{ 1 }{ 8 }$ It could go on either ways. But most likely, what you mean is the second one. If so, you must do as follows: 1. Multiply all terms by 8 in order to cancel all 8's in denominators. Then it will be like this: $3x+3=-3x+1$ Then $3x+3x=1-3\rightarrow 6x=-2\rightarrow x=-\frac{ 1 }{ 3 }$

5. pasta

MathPhysics i think you just changed the question

6. MathPhysics

pasta! Why are you saying this?!! Quite the contrary, I think this is you who did so!!

7. pasta

I THINK THE "X" IS PART OF THE DENOMINATOR NOT THE NUMERATOR

8. MathPhysics

Might be! If you read my post carefully, you'd notice that I already mentioned it. He hasn't determined what he exactly meant. Anyways, If he meant the first possibility I mentioned, you'd be right then.