Move all terms not containing `x` to the right-hand side of the equation.

`1/2 x + 5/12 = 1/6`

Move all terms not containing `x` to the right-hand side of the equation.

`1/2 x = -1/4`

Multiply `-1` by `2` to get `-2` .

`x=-2/4`

Reduce the expression by canceling out all common factors from the numerator and denominator.

`x=-1/2`

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