need help solving -5/6q-(q-1/2)=1/4(q+1)

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need help solving -5/6q-(q-1/2)=1/4(q+1)

Worked problem for 2 days, can't get the answer!

-5/6q-(q-1/2)=1/4(q+1) help, help, help!
Reesee

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Reesee wrote:Worked problem for 2 days, can't get the answer!

Please post a representative sample of your work. This will make it a lot easier to help you find where you're going wrong.

Reesee wrote:-5/6q-(q-1/2)=1/4(q+1)

The above means the following:

. . . . .$-\frac{5}{6q}\, -\, \left(q\, -\, \frac{1}{2}\right)\, =\, \frac{1}{4(q\, +\, 1)}$