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Old 02-29-2012   #7
MAS1

 
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Originally Posted by Jonathan W View Post
- + x + = -


Find what x equals.
Please show your work!

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Or try to solve this!

+ = -
(1/6) + (1/x) = -5/6

First get common denominators for the left hand side.

x/(6x) + 6/(6x) = -5/6

(x + 6)/(6x) = -5/6

Then cross multiply.

-30x = 6x + 36
-36 = 36x
-1 = x
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