# How do you solve x/2 +x/4=5?

Apr 26, 2018

$x = \frac{20}{3}$

#### Explanation:

Make the two fractions have the same denominator

$\frac{x}{2}$ + $\frac{x}{4}$ = $\frac{2 x}{4}$ + $\frac{x}{4}$

Simplify the equation

$\frac{2 x}{4}$ + $\frac{x}{4}$ = $\frac{3 x}{4}$

Now we have $\frac{3 x}{4}$ = $5$

Multiply both sides of the equation by 4

$3 x = 20$

Divide both sides by 3 to isolate the variable

$x = \frac{20}{3}$