# How do you solve #x/4-x/3=7/12-2#?

##### 1 Answer

Get rid of the fractions by multiplying the entire equation by

#### Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we have to get rid of those pesky fractions. To do this, we're going to multiply both sides of the equation by the same number. This cancels out the fractions and makes solving this problem easier. We multiply the equation by

We can do this for the other two fractions:

We also have to multiply

Now, let's put all of the pieces together to get our simplified equation:

Next, let's combine like terms. What this means is that two or more terms can be combined if the share the same variable or variables. In our case, we can combine

Next, let's solve the right side of the equation by subtracting

Finally, let's solve for