How do you solve #1 1/4x = -3 3/4#?

1 Answer
Aug 1, 2015

Answer:

Simplify by converting the mixed fractions to improper fractions, then clear the denominators and divide to get
#color(white)("XXXX")##x=-3#

Explanation:

#1 1/4x = -3 3/4#

Rewriting as improper fractions:
#5/4x = -15/4#

Multiplying both sides by #4# to clear the denominators
#5x = -15#

Divide both sides by #5#
#x = -3#