How do you solve #1/3x=1/2#?

1 Answer
Jun 12, 2015

Answer:

Multiply both sides by the Least Common Denominator, then divide both sides by the coefficient of #x#.

Explanation:

The Least Common Denominator of #1/3# and #1/2# is #6#.

multiply by LCD
#color(white)("XXXX")##1/3x * 6 = 1/2 * 6#
simplify
#color(white)("XXXX")##2x = 3#
divide by coefficient of #x#
#color(white)("XXXX")##x = 3/2#