# How do you solve and check your solution given #3 3/4+n=6 5/8#?

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#### Explanation:

**First it would be useful to turn your fractions into improper fractions. This is so you can add and subtract them easily.**

**Now your goal is to only have #n# on one side. We will do this by subtracting #15/4# from both sides.**

**You may cancel #15/4# on the right side now, since #15/4-15/4=0#.**

**You can simplify this further by combining #53/8# and #15/4#. But you will first need to make sure they have the same denominator. So multiply #15/4# by #2/2#. This is valid because #2/2=1#. Once you do this, both fractions will now have the same denominator.**