# How do you solve 2\frac { 1} { 4} x + \frac { 1} { 2} x = 44?

Apr 13, 2018

$x = 16$

#### Explanation:

Convert all fractions to decimals, i.e.

$2.25 x + 0.5 x = 44$

Sum up like terms

$2.75 x = 44$

Divide both sides of the 'equals' sign by $2.75$

$\frac{2.75 x}{2.75} = \frac{44}{2.75}$

Hence,

$x = 16$