# How do you solve #x-1/8=3/4#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 22, 2016

#### Explanation:

In order to isolate

#xcolor(red)(cancel(color(black)(-1/8+1/8)))=3/4+1/8#

#x=3/4+1/8#

In order to add fractions, we must have a common denominator. We can achieve this by multiplying *looks* but won't change its actual *value*.

#x=3/4(2/2)+1/8#

#x=6/8+1/8#

Now that the fractions have equal denominators, we can add the numerators and keep the denominators the same.

#x=(6+1)/8#

#x=7/8#