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  • one year ago

Amanda tells you that because a variable is in the denominator, the equation three over x plus one over three equals five over six becomes unsolvable. Amanda explains, "There is a value for x that makes the denominator zero, and you can't divide by zero." Demonstrate to Amanda how the equation is still solvable and explain your reasoning.

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  1. anonymous
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    HELP PLEASE

  2. anonymous
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    help please anyone

  3. anonymous
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    it would be helpful to use the equation tool below

  4. anonymous
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    |dw:1438136907947:dw|

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    help please

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    @ganeshie8

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    HELP PLEASE

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    anyone please help

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    help

  12. anonymous
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    what are you trying to find?

  13. anonymous
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    i'm try to demonstrate how the problem is still solvable and explain it

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    @Izziewuzzy

  15. anonymous
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    does this require finding x?

  16. anonymous
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    yes

  17. anonymous
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    i think you need to subtract 5/6 by 1/3

  18. anonymous
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    that would give you 3/6 or 1/2 making the equation look like this|dw:1438184386828:dw|

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    then cross multiply to get 6. then, when you plug it into the original equation, you should know that fractions need to have a common denominator. |dw:1438184467863:dw|

  20. anonymous
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    but wait how am i going to explain that @Izziewuzzy

  21. anonymous
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    If: \[\frac{ 3 }{ x } + \frac{ 1 }{ 3 } = \frac{ 5 }{ 6 }\] Then: \[\frac{ 5 }{ 6 } - \frac{ 1 }{ 3 } = \frac{ 3 }{ x }\] And \[\frac{ 5 }{ 6 } -\frac{ 1 }{ 3 } = \frac{ 3 }{ 6 }\] Therefore: \[x = 3\]

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oops is x=6

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