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Can't figure out the answer to this equation, help? (1 Viewer)

CelticDove

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solve for x:


( 2x-1)/5 = (x/3) -1

The answer is -12 but I just don't understand how to work it out
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pikachu975

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Times 5 to both sides:

2x - 1 = 5x/3 - 5

Minus 5x/3 from both sides and add 1:

x/3 = -4

Times by 3:

x = -12

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