- Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:05 pm
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: why does x + -8/9of x = 1/9 of x
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Step 3. Add {\frac{-8}{9}x to both sides \sqrt{\frac{1}{2}}x \ + \ {\frac{8}{9}}x \ + \ {\frac{-8}{9}}x \ = \ x -2 \ + \ {\frac{-8}{9}x The above part after the = sign is equivalent to: = \ x \ + \ -2 \ + \ \frac{-8}{9} x = \ (x + \frac{-8}{9}x) +(-2) which is equivalent to (and the bit that I was c...

- Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:57 pm
- Forum: Beginning Algebra
- Topic: why does x + -8/9of x = 1/9 of x
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Hi, I accept that I'm atrocious at maths so please don't be too harsh :) I'm trying to work my way through Bhaskara Lilavati where you work out the number of bees. The equation is (the square root of x /2 ) + 8/9 of x + 2 = x So I found an answer and the first 3 steps are as follows: 1.(square root...