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#1 2005-09-17 03:32:21

henrylee
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Equations With Fractions

How do you solve this equation?

-(3/5)+(x/10)=-(1/5)-(x/5)

#2 2005-09-17 05:14:00

ryos
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Re: Equations With Fractions

Put the x's on one side and everything else on the other:

x/10 + 2x/10 = -1/5 + 3/5

Simplify:

3x/10 = 2/5
3x = 20/5 = 4
x = 4/3

The key is that to add or subtract fractions, you need a common denominator. Once you can combine all the fractions, it becomes simple to solve.


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