# How do you solve x+1/12=-5/6?

Sep 30, 2016

$x = - \frac{11}{12}$

#### Explanation:

Just subtract $\frac{1}{12}$ from both sides. Your equation becomes

$x + \frac{1}{12} - \frac{1}{12} = - \frac{5}{6} - \frac{1}{12}$

As you can see, we're left with $x$ alone on the left side, while on the right side we need to sum two fraction. If you observe that $- \frac{5}{6} = - \frac{10}{12}$ (I just doubled both numerator and denominator), the sum becomes

$- \frac{10}{12} - \frac{1}{12} = - \frac{11}{12}$

And there you go, our equation has become $x = - \frac{11}{12}$