# How do you solve  x - 6 9/10 = 5/12?

Feb 20, 2016

Isolate x.

#### Explanation:

Let's first convert $6 \left(\frac{9}{10}\right)$ to an improper fraction. Multiply the denominator with the number to left and add the numerator to that result. This is the new numerator. The denominator would be 10.

After doing this, we get $\frac{69}{10}$.

$x - \frac{69}{10} = \frac{5}{12}$

$x = \frac{5}{12} + \frac{69}{10}$

Find a common denominator: 60.

$x = \frac{5 \times 5}{12 \times 5} + \frac{69 \times 6}{10 \times 6}$

$x = \frac{25}{60} + \frac{414}{60}$

$x = \frac{439}{60}$

Hopefully this helps!