#### orchidpsycho

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I did this

8x-(4x/2)+(4x+4/4)=24x

8x-2x+x+1=24x

7x+1=24x

1=17x

x=1/17

Keep getting that answer no matter how I do it

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I did this

8x-(4x/2)+(4x+4/4)=24x

8x-2x+x+1=24x

7x+1=24x

1=17x

x=1/17

Keep getting that answer no matter how I do it

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2x-(x/2)+(x+1/4)=6x

2x*4 = 8x

-(x/2)*4 = 4x/2 = 2x

+(x+1)/4*4 = 4x+4/4 = x+1

6x*4 = 24x

8x - 2x +x +1 = 24x

7x+1=24x

1=17x

x=1/17

prob. wrong Thats why I am asking for help

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2x-(x/2)+(x+1)/4=6xHow did "4x + (4/4)" become "x + 1"?

8x-(4x/2)+(4x+4)/4=24x

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Since I can't tell what the original equation is supposed to be, I'm afraid I can't comment on your solution. Sorry.

Eliz.

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Hopefully its right b/c I keep getting same answer

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Thanks

2x-(x/2)+(x+1/4)=6x

2x*4 = 8x

(x/2)*4 = 4x/2 = 2x

(x+1)/4*4 = 4x+4/4 = x+1

(x+1/4)*4 = 4x+1 or

((x+1)/4)*4=x+1

6x*4 = 24x

8x - 2x +x +1 = 24x

7x+1=24x

1=17x

x=1/17

If it is x+1/4 it is not 1/17

If it is (x+1)/4, 1/17 is right.