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Heh, not quite. Fractions are kind of pain to post, so I figured that I would make sure if my understanding of the rule was correct first. Anyway, I'll post the problem, then my steps later if they are needed. (I'm little busy at the moment, sorry. I'll be back in about an hour after this post)galactus said:Seems the anxiety caused you to forget to post your problem?.

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- - (x-12) + - (x+2) = x + 4

4 2

I would multiply everything outside of the parenthesis by 4, including the side of the equation without the fractions, right? My book says that the answer is x=0, but I can't figure out how to get that.

Thanks

Sorry about all the trouble, math really isn't my thing.

Edit: The problem came out wrong after I posted it, even if it looks normal in the text screen. The + one half should come after the (x-12) and before the (x+2) *Sigh* Things just aren't going my way today.

Is this what your equation supposed to be. I am having trouble telling since it got discombobulated when it was posted. I know how that is.Xel3 said:Heh, not quite. Fractions are kind of pain to post, so I figured that I would make sure if my understanding of the rule was correct first. Anyway, I'll post the problem, then my steps later if they are needed. (I'm little busy at the moment, sorry. I'll be back in about an hour after this post)galactus said:Seems the anxiety caused you to forget to post your problem?.

1 1

- - (x-12) + - (x+2) = x + 4

4 2

I would multiply everything outside of the parenthesis by 4, including the side of the equation without the fractions, right? My book says that the answer is x=0, but I can't figure out how to get that.

Thanks

Sorry about all the trouble, math really isn't my thing.

Edit: The problem came out wrong after I posted it, even if it looks normal in the text screen. The + one half should come after the (x-12) and before the (x+2) *Sigh* Things just aren't going my way today.

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Yes, I believe that's his equation. If you press "Quote" on the post, you see it properly,galactus said:Is this what your equation supposed to be. I am having trouble telling since it got discombobulated when it was posted. I know how that is.[/color]

Once second and I'll solve it for you.

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Check out this website: http://rogercortesi.com/eqn/index.phpXel3 said:Change the (X+12) to a (x+2) and you got it. How do you do that, anyway?

and http://www.imageshack.us/

Imageshack is a hosting site you must use in order to post fancy-schmancy stuff like that.

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That's a very nice site (the first) one, although the syntax could have been simpler...galactus said:Check out this website: http://rogercortesi.com/eqn/index.phpXel3 said:Change the (X+12) to a (x+2) and you got it. How do you do that, anyway?

and http://www.imageshack.us/

Imageshack is a hosting site you must use in order to post fancy-schmancy stuff like that.