# How do you solve # 5/x + 6/x = 12#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 17, 2016

#### Answer:

#x = 11/12#

#### Explanation:

Make sure that every term in the equation (including the total) has a common denominator.

*12 as a fraction is #12/1#*

So what we have is:

We need to find the LCD (least common denominator), which in this case would be

Now we have:

Since all of the terms have a common denominator, we can just simply evaluate for what