# How would you solve #(x)/(2)+(x)/(3)=(5x+2)/(6)#? The hint given was multiply everything by 6.

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When I multiplied by 6, the result was the 2 left over. Help?

When I multiplied by 6, the result was the 2 left over. Help?

##### 1 Answer

This equation has

#### Explanation:

You can clear the fractions by multiplying every term by

Once you get rid of the denominators by canceling them, you should have a nice, easy problem to solve.

1) Get rid of the fractions by multiplying every term on both sides by

2) After you cancel the denominators with the

The equation says

That simplifies to

But this is a false statement.

So therefore there is

**Answer**

There is no solution to this problem

You can read a little more about problems like this here:

http://www.charleston.k12.il.us/cms/Teachers/math/PreAlgebra/paunit5/L5-4.PDF