# How do you solve #-4/x = 1/3x - 10 #?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 25, 2016

Put everything on an equal denominator and solve for x.

#### Explanation:

The lowest common denomiator for this equation would be 3x

Now that everything's on an equal denomiator we can get rid of the denominators and solve the resulting quadratic equation.

-12 =

0 =

After solving with the quadratic formula, you'll get approximate solutions of x = 29.5945 and x = 0.4055. However, your teacher may want you to leave the answer In radical form, so beware of that.