Here is the problem: Solve

x + 5/4 = 3/4x

Since both of the denominators are the same, what do I do now to clear the equation of the fractions so I can combine like terms?

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!

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Here is the problem: Solve

x + 5/4 = 3/4x

Since both of the denominators are the same, what do I do now to clear the equation of the fractions so I can combine like terms?

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!

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First multiply both sides by the LCM of all the denominators (in this case 4) to eliminate fraction. Then continue as before.....naevino said:

Here is the problem: Solve

x + 5/4 = 3/4x

Since both of the denominators are the same, what do I do now to clear the equation of the fractions so I can combine like terms?

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!

]Subhotosh Khan said:First multiply both sides by the LCM of all the denominators (in this case 4) to eliminate fraction. Then continue as before.....naevino said:

Here is the problem: Solve

x + 5/4 = 3/4x

Since both of the denominators are the same, what do I do now to clear the equation of the fractions so I can combine like terms?

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!

I have multiplied the fractions by 4 and I ended up with x +5+3x and my final answer is 5/2 is this correct? What am I doing wrong?

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To the left of the [Submit] button is the [Preview] button. You can use the [Preview] button to proofread your posts before submitting them.naevino said:I ended up with x +5+3x Where is the equals sign?

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I'm thinking that those are all mixed numbers, except for 9.Nikki33 said:2 4/7n - 5 1/2 - 4 1/6n +9

\(\displaystyle 2 \frac{4}{7} \cdot n \;-\; 5 \frac{1}{2} \;-\; 4 \frac{1}{6} \cdot n \;+\; 9\)

Convert all of the mixed numbers to improper fractions, and then combine like-terms.

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