what does X equal

Hello Terri ,

If you find such problems again, you need to keep this in mind:

the question is asking for the value of X. So try to move everything except X to one side of the equal sign.

Here, X+2/3 = 4

So to get X alone on the left side, we need to subtract 2/3 from both sides of the equation

X+2/3 - 2/3 = 4 - 2/3

this becomes X= 4 - 2/3

now if you are having trouble with the subtraction , think of it like this 4 = 3+1 and 1 can be written as 3/3... So 4 can be written as 3 + 3/3

Put that in our equation for X

X = 4 - 2/3 = (3+ 3/3) - 2/3 = 3 1/3

Hope this will help you with similar problems..

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