F freeamark New member Joined Mar 1, 2008 Messages 2 Mar 1, 2008 #1 Hey, I'm having a bit of trouble with dividing in equations. The one I've been working on is the following: 6x+x+x/4=450 (the / stands for divided by) So far, I've been able to get to the following point: 7x+x/4=450 I understand everything up to here, but I'm not sure on the proper way of cancelling out by dividing.

Hey, I'm having a bit of trouble with dividing in equations. The one I've been working on is the following: 6x+x+x/4=450 (the / stands for divided by) So far, I've been able to get to the following point: 7x+x/4=450 I understand everything up to here, but I'm not sure on the proper way of cancelling out by dividing.

L Loren Senior Member Joined Aug 28, 2007 Messages 1,299 Mar 1, 2008 #2 Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations. An acceptable "next step" would be to multiple both sides of the equation by the lcd, 4.

Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations. An acceptable "next step" would be to multiple both sides of the equation by the lcd, 4.

F freeamark New member Joined Mar 1, 2008 Messages 2 Mar 1, 2008 #3 Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations. So that would cancel out the "fraction" part on the left side?

Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations. So that would cancel out the "fraction" part on the left side?

D Denis Senior Member Joined Feb 17, 2004 Messages 1,461 Mar 1, 2008 #4 Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations. x/4 * 4 = x Don't forget ALL terms must be multiplied by 4.

Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations. x/4 * 4 = x Don't forget ALL terms must be multiplied by 4.