## anonymous one year ago Solve for x. 7x - = 6x -

1. anonymous

thats not the question ops

2. anonymous

$7x-\frac{ 3 }{ 8 }= 6x - \frac{ 5 }{ 8 }$

3. Astrophysics

Don't let the fractions scare you, do the same thing as before

4. Astrophysics

Collect like terms, everything with x on one side and the ones without on the other as follow $7x-6x = -\frac{ 5 }{ 8 } + \frac{ 3 }{ 8 }$

5. anonymous

is it subtraction or are they negative fractions that always confuses me @Astrophysics

6. Astrophysics

Does what I said above make sense?

7. anonymous

yes, so would it be x=1?

8. anonymous

or 1/4?

9. Astrophysics

It is -1/4

10. anonymous

negatives confuse me

11. Astrophysics

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12. Astrophysics

Look good?

13. anonymous

yea i get it now

14. anonymous

i just never no when to cancel out negatives

15. anonymous

thank you @Astrophysics

16. Astrophysics

No worries, it takes practice :)