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intermediate algebra: solve the equation. 2x/3-x/3=7/15

Postby vkinsey on Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:32 pm

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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Postby jaybird0827 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:12 pm

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.
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