How do you solve #4x-1/6=3#?
Dividing each side by
First, put constant terms together.
Divide both sides by 4 so that you get
Multiply by the Least Common Denominator and solve for x.
The LCM is 6. so multiplying by 6 gives
Doing the math gives:
add + 1 to both sides
This results in
divide both sides by 24
This gives the awkward value of
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