## vortish 3 years ago -3/8x + 1/2 =3/8 solve and check the equation

1. anonymous

you have some options... you could start by multiplying everything through by 8... that would get rid of the 8's in the denominators.

2. NY,NY

or you could subtract by 1/2 on both sides...

3. anonymous

that's also a good first step.

4. vortish

ok so if i multiplied every thing by 8 we would get 24/8 8/8 or 1 and 24/8 correct

5. anonymous

I agree, subtract by 0.5 on both sides, leaves you with -(1/8). Multiply both sides by 8x and that should do it.

6. Hero

$-\frac{3x}{8} + \frac{1}{2} =\frac{3}{8}$ $\frac{1}{2} =\frac{3}{8} +\frac{3x}{8}$ $\frac{1}{2} =\frac{3+3x}{8}$ Cross Multiply: 8 = 2(3 + 3x) 8 = 6 + 6x 8 - 6 = 6x 2 = 6x 2/6 = x 1/3 = x

7. vortish

im not looking for the answer just the steps to come up with the answer 3/8= 3/8 - 1/2

8. Hero

I provided steps

9. vortish

hero that makes sense thanks for all the help all of you guys are great wish I understood this stuff better