# How do you solve x/12 - 1/3=5/6?

Mar 7, 2016

$x = 14$

#### Explanation:

Let us first multiply each component of the equation by $12$ (LCM of denominators, $12 , 3 , 6$). Hence equation becomes

x/12xx12−1/3xx12=5/6xx12 or

$x - 4 = 10$. Transposing $4$ to other side, we get

$x = 10 + 4 = 14$