college freshman in beg. alg.: solve (2x-3)/3+2=(2-3x)/5

bigkitty64

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Solve the following for x:

. . .(2x - 3)/3 + 2 = (2 - 3x)/5

Can anyone help me?

Note: When I previewed it, the 5 did not go under the right-hand side of the equation as I'd meant it to...?
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Edited by stapel -- Reason for edit: formatting
 

scoresofsteel

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[(2x - 3) / 3] + 2 = [(2 - 3x) / 5]

LCM of 3, 5 = 15

multiply by 15, as both denominator would be able to get "dissolved"

5(2x - 3) + 15 x 2 = 3 (2 - 3x)

10x - 15 + 30 = 6 - 9x
19x = 21

x = 21/19
 

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bigkitty64 said:
Note: When I previewed it, the 5 did not go under the right-hand side of the equation as I'd meant it to...?
To learn how to use standard web-safe formatting, try reading the "Karl's Notes" article in the "Forum Help" pull-down menu at the very top of every forum page. :wink:

Eliz.

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