Don L. answered • 06/13/20

Fifteen years teaching and tutoring basic math skills and algebra

Hi Laine, let x represent the unknown number. Then the equation to solve is:

1/2 x - 1/3 x = 60

Clear the fractions by multiplying the entire equation by 6 (LCD).

6 * (1/2 x - 1/3 x = 60)

3x - 2x = 360

x = 360

Answer:

If x = 360, then 1/2 * 360 = 180, and 1/3 * 360 = 120.

180 - 120 = 60

Questions?