# How do you solve d - 2 1/12 = 3 1/12?

Mar 15, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Add $\textcolor{red}{2 \frac{1}{12}}$ to each side of the equation to solve for $d$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$d - 2 \frac{1}{12} + \textcolor{red}{2 \frac{1}{12}} = 3 \frac{1}{12} + \textcolor{red}{2 \frac{1}{12}}$

$d - 0 = 3 + \frac{1}{12} + \textcolor{red}{2} + \textcolor{red}{\frac{1}{12}}$

$d = 3 + \textcolor{red}{2} + \frac{1}{12} + \textcolor{red}{\frac{1}{12}}$

$d = 5 + \frac{2}{12}$

$d = 5 + \frac{1}{6}$

$d = 5 \frac{1}{6}$