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 Post subject: Drill - Simplifying Equations P.86Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:39 am

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Hello,

I'm lost, How to solve 3/X = 7/(x+12) ?

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 Post subject: Re: Drill - Simplifying Equations P.86Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:20 pm

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3/X = 7/(x+12)
Multiply both sides by x:
3 = 7x / x+12
Multiply both sides by x+12
3(x+12) = 7x
3x + 36 = 7x
Subtract 3x from both sides
36 = 4x
Divide both sides by 4
9 = x

Veritas Help

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