# How do you solve #\frac { x - 1} { 3} + \frac { 2x + 1} { 5} = \frac { 3x - 1} { 4}#?

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#### Explanation:

To solve this the first thing to do is make the equation simpler by eliminating the fractions. We can do this by multiplying each side of the equation by a common denominator, in this case

We can now expand the terms within parenthesis, group and combine like terms on each side of the equation:

Now we can isolate the

#### Explanation:

multiply both sides by 3

multiply both sides by 5

multiply both sides by 4

multiply both sides by -1

substitute x =7