anonymous
  • anonymous
x/3 - x/2 =12
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Find a common denominator.
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
What is 1/3 - 1/2?
anonymous
  • anonymous
fraction

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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Well, yes, the answer will be a fraction. Remember 5th grade? Subtract the two fractions.
anonymous
  • anonymous
idk how you would do that
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
You don't know how to subtract fractions?
anonymous
  • anonymous
like algebraically
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
What is 5-3?
anonymous
  • anonymous
2
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Change 1/2 to ?/6 Change 1/3 to ?/6
anonymous
  • anonymous
so x/6?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
-x/6
anonymous
  • anonymous
how like idk where you're getting the 6 from
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
It is the common denominator for 2 and 3
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
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anonymous
  • anonymous
so why did the 2 and 3 move to the top?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Do this: \[\frac{1}{2}=\frac{?}{6}\]
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
What should you put in place of ? to make the two fractions equal?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
\[\frac{1}{2} \times \frac{3}{3}=\frac{3}{6}\]
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
\[\frac{1}{3} \times \frac{2}{2}=\frac{2}{6}\]

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