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vortish Group Title

-3/8x + 1/2 =3/8 solve and check the equation

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  1. JakeV8 Group Title
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    you have some options... you could start by multiplying everything through by 8... that would get rid of the 8's in the denominators.

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

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    that's also a good first step.

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

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

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

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

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    I provided steps

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

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