How do you solve #3x /4 + 5x/2= 13#?

1 Answer
Apr 26, 2018

Answer:

#x=4#

Explanation:

convert the mixed fractions

#(3x)/4 + (5x)/2 = 13#

eliminate the denominators by multiplying everything by 4

#3x + 10x = 52#

collect like terms

#13x = 52#

solve for #x#

#x = 4#

sub in to prove

#((3)(4))/4 + ((5)(2))/2 = 13#

#3 + 10 = 13#