How do you solve # (x/2) + 1 + (3x/4) = -9#?

1 Answer
Jun 17, 2015

Answer:

# color(red)(x = -52/3#

Explanation:

# (x/2) + 1 + (3x/4) = -9#

# (x/2) + 1 + (12 + x)/4 = -9#
Making the denominator of the L.H.S equal:

# ((2x)/4) + 4/4 + (12 + x)/4 = -9#
# (2x + 4 + 12 + x)/4 = -9#

# (2x + 4 + 12 + x) = -9.4#

# 3x + 16 = -36#
# 3x = -52#
# color(red)(x = -52/3#