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(2x+1)/3 + 7 = (3x-1)/4
Guest Jul 9, 2017
edited by Guest  Jul 9, 2017
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$$\frac{2x+1}{3}+7=\frac{3x-1}{4}$$                                      Multiply both sides of the equation by  4  .

$$4\,*\,(\frac{2x+1}{3}+7)=3x-1 \\~\\ \frac{4(2x+1)}{3}+28=3x-1$$                        Distribute the  4  .

$$\frac{8x+4}3+28=3x-1 \\~\\ 3\,*\,(\frac{8x+4}3+28)=3\,*\,(3x-1) \\~\\ 8x+4+84=9x-3$$          Multiply both sides of the equation by 3 and distribute.

$$8x+88=9x-3$$                                    Subtract  8x  from both sides of the equation.

$$88=x-3$$                                                Add  3  to both sides of the equation.

$$91=x$$

Notice that we could have multiplied both sides by  12  to begin with and this would get rid of both fractions in one step.

hectictar  Jul 9, 2017

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