E emmaiskool242 Junior Member Joined Mar 29, 2006 Messages 66 Apr 10, 2006 #1 2-1/4(b-12)=9FRACTIONS SCARE ME

D daon Senior Member Joined Jan 27, 2006 Messages 1,284 Apr 11, 2006 #2 emmaiskool242 said: 2-1/4(b-12)=9FRACTIONS SCARE ME Click to expand... Then get rid of the fraction by multiplying both sides of the equation by 4. \(\displaystyle 2 - \frac{1}{4}(b-12) = 9 \\ \Rightarrow 4(2 - \frac{1}{4}(b-12)) = 4(9) \Rightarrow 4(2) - 4(\frac{1}{4})(b-12) = 36\\ \Rightarrow 8 - \frac{4}{4}(b-12) = 36 \Rightarrow 8 - (b-12) = 36\)

emmaiskool242 said: 2-1/4(b-12)=9FRACTIONS SCARE ME Click to expand... Then get rid of the fraction by multiplying both sides of the equation by 4. \(\displaystyle 2 - \frac{1}{4}(b-12) = 9 \\ \Rightarrow 4(2 - \frac{1}{4}(b-12)) = 4(9) \Rightarrow 4(2) - 4(\frac{1}{4})(b-12) = 36\\ \Rightarrow 8 - \frac{4}{4}(b-12) = 36 \Rightarrow 8 - (b-12) = 36\)