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

1 Answer
Sep 30, 2016

Answer:

#x=-11/12#

Explanation:

Just subtract #1/12# from both sides. Your equation becomes

#x+1/12-1/12=-5/6-1/12#

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 #-5/6 = -10/12# (I just doubled both numerator and denominator), the sum becomes

#-10/12-1/12 = -11/12#

And there you go, our equation has become #x=-11/12#