Tammy M. answered • 11/21/13

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Wendy - Fear not! Here is another way to solve your problem:

2(x+1)/3 = 6/5 Solve for x

1st - using the order of operations - simplify the left side of the equation

2x+2 = 6 (Remember 2(x+1) is simplified by the Distributive Property 2 times x + 2 timed 1)

3 5

2nd - 1st step to solve a proportion is to cross multiply

(2x+2)5 = 6(3)

3rd - Simplify each side of the equation

10x+10 = 18

4th - Solve the equation for x (Part A. subtract 10 from both sides)

10x +10 = 18

-10 -10

(Part B. divide both sides by 10, then simplify)

10x = 8

10 10

x = 4/5

Hope this helps you understand how to solve the equation!