How do you solve #\frac { 1} { 51} + x = \frac { 2} { 17}#?

1 Answer
Mar 4, 2018

Answer:

#x=5/51#

Explanation:

Before we add or subtract some terms, we need to make our fractions have a common denominator. We can multiply the numerator and denominator in #2/17# by #3# to get #6/51#. Now, we have:

#1/51+x=6/51#

Now, we can subtract #1/51# from both sides to get:

#x=5/51#

NOTE: We can multiply the numerator and denominator both by #3# because this is essentially multiplying the fraction by #1#. It does not change the meaning of the expression.