OpenStudy (anonymous):

Solve for x. Express the answer in simplest form. http://prntscr.com/7arrfi

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

sure

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Well the first thing I did was make the numerators equal. Which I did by $\frac{ 3 }{ 3 }*\frac{ 1 }{ 7 }$ Now that I had the numerators equal this is what the equation looked like.$\frac{ 3 }{ 21 }=\frac{ 3 }{ 4x-1 }$ At this point, I set aside the numerators and focused on the denominators and wrote it out as$21=4x-1$ Then I just solved for x

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

But its a fraction

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yes, but we have them under the same numerator.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

it's kinda hard to explain, but my method does work. I checked my answer and everything =(

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So 31/21

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yes

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

$21=4x-1$$22=4x$$\frac{ 22 }{ 4 }=x$Simplfy and rearrange to get $x=\frac{ 11 }{ 2 }$

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

No problem, hope my method was understandable enough :)

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Its was

3 years ago