# How do you solve #2j/7 - 1/7 = 3/14#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

Rewrite with a common denominator or multiply through to remove the denominators then solve using standard arithmetic manipulations.

#### Explanation:

Note that there are two possible answers depending upon the interpretation of

**Interpretation 1 : #2j/7# is intended to be a multiplication: #2(j/7)#**

If we multiply all terms on both sides by

**Interpretation 2: #2j/7# is intended to be a mixed fraction#2+(j/7)#**

(It is unusual, but not impossible, that a variable is part of a mixed fraction).

Again, if we multiply all terms on both sides by