I cannot figure this out...
Hi Chris,
Assuming you meant:
x/(+2) = (x/3) - 3
or, a little prettier:
<pre>
x x
--- = --- - 3
+2 3
</pre>
(darn, doesn't look like wyzant will let us use html tags)
Then you can subtract x/3 from both sides:
x/2 - x/3 = x/3 -3 - x/3
x/2 - x/3 = -3
Then, get a common denominator:
(x/2)(3/3) - (x/3)(2/2) = -3
3x/6 - 2x/6 = -3
Next, combine like terms (fraction subtraction):
x/6 = -3
Now, multiply both sides by 6:
6(x/6) = (-3)6
x = -18