how do you solve:

5/6 (6x+12) + 1 = 2/3 (9x-3) +5 these are FRACTIONS not division and I am LOST

how do you solve:

5/6 (6x+12) + 1 = 2/3 (9x-3) +5 these are FRACTIONS not division and I am LOST

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Multiply both sides by LCD = 6,

5(6x+12) + 6 = 4(9x-3) + 30

Simplify by collecting variables in one side and numbers in the other side,

6x = 48

Answer: x = 8

can you show me the problem so I can see each side. I am getting stucl around the 3rd level....

5(6x+12) + 6 = 4(9x-3) + 30

30x+60+6 = 36x-12+30

Take 18 away from both sides,

30x + 48 = 36x

Take 30x away from both sides,

48 = 6x

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Here is a verbal explanation.5x+11 = 6x+3.Is there any number "x" which makes this true? We only need one. In fact there is onlyone real numberwhich can make this true! All we have to do is subtract one side from the other to find out what it is!as long as it's the same thing, and they'llstillbe equal.0=x-8.x=8.