# How do you solve 2/5 + 1/4 = x -1/2?

Jan 25, 2017

$x = 1 \frac{3}{20}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{2}{5} + \frac{1}{4} = x - \frac{1}{2}$

$\therefore x - \frac{1}{2} = \frac{2}{5} + \frac{1}{4}$

$\therefore x = \frac{2}{5} + \frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{2}$

$\therefore x = \frac{8 + 5 + 10}{20}$

$\therefore x = \frac{23}{20}$

$\therefore x = 1 \frac{3}{20}$