How do you solve #x-1/3 = x+1/4#?

1 Answer
Jun 20, 2016

Answer:

This equation cannot be solved.
Result: #0=7/12#.

Explanation:

The principle of solving equations is putting all letters in left side and all numbers in the right side. When a number or letter crosses to the other side, it goes under the opposite operation. Therefore, let's move one #x# to the left side (subtracting) and #1/3# to the right (adding):

#x-x=1/4+1/3#

Simplify the operation:

#0=(3+4)/12#

#0=7/12#

But this is not true. Zero is not equals #7/12#!
#0!=7/12#.

This equation cannot be solved.