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solveEqnExample

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Solve for x
Your goal is to get x alone on one side. Follow the steps below:
𝑥+1
-x
4
12/
4=3
12(𝑥+1)
4
=
−2𝑥
3
-12(x) =
12(−2𝑥)
3
3(𝑥 + 1) -12(x) = 4(−2𝑥)
3x+3-12x = -8x
-3 +8x = +8x -3
3x-12x +8x =
-3
-1x = -3
−1𝑥
−3
=
−1
−1
x = 3
12/
3=4
Find the LCM of denominators.
LCM(4,3)=12
Multiply 12 by each term and simplify
Remove brackets
Illuminate constant terms from left-hand
side by adding the opposite.
Illuminate x terms from right-hand side by
adding the opposite.
Add like terms
Divide both sides by the
coefficient of x (the number
before x)