03-01-2012   #8
Jonathan W

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 318

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Mr. Hui -$\frac{1}{2}$ + x + $\frac{2}{3}$ = -$\frac{5}{6}$ First combine the 2 fractions on the left-hand side. x + $\frac{1}{6}$ = -$\frac{5}{6}$ Then subtract $\frac{1}{6}$ from both sides of the equation. x = -1
Quote:
 Originally Posted by MAS1 (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
Thank you Mr. Hui and MAS1!