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rrrrr
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You add 1/2 to each side to get x=1.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }=x  \frac{ 1 }{ 2 }\] this is our given. if we are to look for the value of x, then we need to isolate it first. it can be isolated either on the righthandside (RHS) or lefthandside (LHS). This time, it is more convenient to isolate it on the RHS. We can achieve this by adding 1/2 on both sides of the equation (LHS and RHS). If we did this, it would cancel out the 1/2 on the RHS and it would leave the x alone by itself. meanwhile, the LHR we would have 1/2 + 1/2 now giving us 1. Finally, our equation would look like this: \[\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }+ \frac{ 1 }{ 2 } = x  \frac{ 1 }{ 2 } + \frac{ 1 }{ 2 }\] \[\frac{ 2 }{ 2 } = x \] 2/2 is the same as 1 therefore: 1 = x
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