# How do you solve #x/2 + 2/3 = 5/6#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

The L.C.M of the denominators of the fractions of the R.H.S

Alternative approach

#### Explanation:

Notice that all the denominators are factors of 6

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To change the way a number looks without changing its value multiply by 1 but where 1 is in another form. For example

Changing

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Given:

Write as:

As everything is divided by 6 the equation is also true if we totally ignored the 6. Alternatively if you are not 'happy' about doing that this will get you to the same point:

Multiply everything by 6 giving:

Subtract 4 from both sides:

Divide both sides by 3