Recall the following:
LINEAR EQUATION - Solve for x in the following equation.
Example 2: Solve
Get rid of the denominators by multiplying both sides by 6, the smallest number that 3, and 2 will divide into evenly.
Recall the line that separates the numerator and the denominator also functions as a parenthesis. It instructs the reader to treat the numerator as one number and the denominator as one number.
Subtract 14x from both sides of the equation and subtract 18 from both sides of the equation:
Divide both sides by 13:
The answer is x=2.
Check the solution by substituting 2 in the original equation for x. If the left side of the equation equals the right side of the equation after the substitution, you have found the correct answer.
You can also check your answer by graphing (left side of the original equation minus the right side of the original equation). The x-intercept is 2.
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