# How do you solve for x in  x - \frac{5}{6} = \frac{3}{8}?

Sep 28, 2014

$x - \frac{5}{6} = \frac{3}{8}$

adding $\frac{5}{6}$ to both sides of equation ;

$x - \frac{5}{6} + \frac{5}{6} = \frac{3}{8} + \frac{5}{6}$

$x = \frac{3}{8} + \frac{5}{6}$

LCM of $6$ and $8$ is $48$

$x = \frac{18 + 40}{48}$

$x = \frac{58}{48}$