solve the equation. 2x/3-x/3=7/15 i am stuck on grouping the terms because they are both fractions.

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vkinsey wrote:solve the equation. 2x/3-x/3=7/15 i am stuck on grouping the terms because they are both fractions.

I think you mean -

This one is easy if you just

1) Factor out a 1/3 from each term on the left.

2) Combine what's left in parentheses.

3) Multiply both sides by 3 to clear the fraction on the left.

4) At this point you should have a fraction. You need only reduce the fraction to lowest terms.

Please try again. If you get stuck, please reply showing what you attempted to do.