anonymous
  • anonymous
what is the rule for fractions is the following problem? I am so lost in this class already... 1/2x + 1/3 = 5/6 give me tips and not answer?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
in the first fraction, is the denominator 2 or 2x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
the denominator is 2 but the fraction has an x next to it

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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
so the equation is \[\large \frac{1}{2}x + \frac{1}{3} = \frac{5}{6}\] right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes =)
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what are the denominators
goformit100
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anonymous
  • anonymous
2,3,6
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what is the LCM of those numbers
anonymous
  • anonymous
6
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
so the LCD is 6
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what you can do from here is multiply each fraction by the LCD and that will eliminate the fractions
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what do you get when you do that
anonymous
  • anonymous
12x+18=5/6
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
no, that's incorrect
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what is 6 times 1/2
anonymous
  • anonymous
18
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
6*1/2 = (6/1)*(1/2) 6*1/2 = (6*1)/(1*2) 6*1/2 = 6/2 6*1/2 = 3
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
so 6 times 1/2 = 3
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what is 6 times 1/3
anonymous
  • anonymous
its 8
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
hint: 6*1/3 = (6/1)*(1/3)
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
it's not 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
I am so bad at this class . please pray for me. its 2
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
you'll be fine, just keep up the hard work and you'll get better
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
good, 6 times 1/3 = 2
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what is 6 times 5/6
anonymous
  • anonymous
1 Remainder 1?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
6 times 5/6 = (6/1)*(5/6) = ??
anonymous
  • anonymous
5?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
very good
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
So after multiplying EVERY fraction by the LCD 6, we go from \[\large \frac{1}{2}x + \frac{1}{3} = \frac{5}{6}\] to \[\large 3x + 2 = 5\]
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
so you can see how multiplying every term by the LCD eliminates all the fractions
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohhh
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got it from here. thank you
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
ok that's great, yw
anonymous
  • anonymous
hello? I have another problem if you want to help? I am recording in my brain.
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
sure what's the question

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