Needing help with dividing in eqns: 6x + x + x/4 = 450

freeamark

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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.
 

Loren

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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.
 

freeamark

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Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations.

So that would cancel out the "fraction" part on the left side?
 

Denis

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Re: Having a bit of help with dividing in equations.

x/4 * 4 = x
Don't forget ALL terms must be multiplied by 4.
 
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