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Solve for x. `4/x+5/2 = -11/x`
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Multiply under and down by 2x all the terms:
8 + 5x = -22 thus subtract 8 from both sides:
8 + 5x -8 = -22 -8
5x = -30
Dividing both sides by 5:
5x/5 = -30/5 x = -6
Posted by oldnick on April 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM (Answer #1)
High School Teacher
First, simplify the equation by multiplying both sides by the LCD of the three fractions, which is 2x.
Then, isolate x. To do so, subtract both sides by 8.
And, divide both sides by 5.
Hence, the solution to the given equation is x=-6.
Posted by mjripalda on April 5, 2013 at 2:21 AM (Answer #2)
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