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cupcake_queen

  • 3 years ago

1/2-5/8x=7/8x+7/2

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  1. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    Same technique as the previous problem you posted.

  2. cupcake_queen
    • 3 years ago
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    im not good at fractions

  3. cupcake_queen
    • 3 years ago
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    i did 1/2-2/8x=7/2

  4. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    First, be careful with signs. When you move the 7/8x from one side to the other you have to subtract it from both sides, so on the left side you end up with -5/8x - 7/8x, or -12/8x. Then subtract the 1/2 from both sides.

  5. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    Next, multiply both sides by -1 so your x is positive, simplify the 12/8, and you'll find you have a common denominator on both sides that you can get rid of. The rest should be obvious and easy!

  6. cupcake_queen
    • 3 years ago
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    so then its 12/8x=6/2

  7. cupcake_queen
    • 3 years ago
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    then i think u multiply

  8. ChristianGeek
    • 3 years ago
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    Exactly...multiply both sides by 2 once you have the common denominator. Nice job!

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