S smattoni New member Joined Sep 29, 2010 Messages 1 Sep 29, 2010 #1 Hello, The word problem is... Two-thirds of a number minus one-sixth is the same as twice the number. I wrote out the equation as 2/3X-1/6=2X Im not sure how to work out the equation. Thank you.

Hello, The word problem is... Two-thirds of a number minus one-sixth is the same as twice the number. I wrote out the equation as 2/3X-1/6=2X Im not sure how to work out the equation. Thank you.

mmm4444bot Super Moderator Staff member Joined Oct 6, 2005 Messages 10,307 Sep 29, 2010 #2 Multiply both sides of the equation by 6. That will clear the fractions. Then, solve for x in the usual way.

Multiply both sides of the equation by 6. That will clear the fractions. Then, solve for x in the usual way.