# How do you solve and check your solution given #b-1 1/2=4 1/4#?

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#### Explanation:

We have :

For simplicity we can convert the mixed fraction into a simple fraction , we get

if u shift

now by cross multiplication

we get

#### Explanation:

A fraction consists of two parts and the function of these parts are:

You can NOT DIRECTLY add or subtract the counts unless the size indicators are the same.

If you multiply a number by 1 you do not change its true value. However, one comes in many forms so you can change the way a number looks without changing its 'intrinsic value'.

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Given:

I choose to make all the denominators 4

Write as:

Multiply both sides by 4

Add 6 to both sides

divide both sides by 4

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Check: consider the left hand side

This matches the right hand side so true