Weegy: x - 3/3 + x - 3/4 = 7/24
Simplify.
x - 1 + x - 3/4 = 7/24
Move all terms with the variable x to the left and all other terms to the right, remembering to switch signs when we switch sides.
x + x = 7/24 + 1 + 3/4
Simplify the left side. [ Find a common denominator on the right.
2x = 7/24 + 24/24 + 18/24
Add across the top on the right, now that we have a common denominator.
2x = 49/24
Divide both sides by 2.
x = 49/48
This is not in your list of answers.
Did you forget the brackets? Is this the original question?
(x-3)/3 + (x-3)/4 = 7/24
Let's try that instead.
First, we want to get rid of the fractions. Multiply each term by 24.
8(x-3) + 6(x-3) = 7
Expand and simplify.
8x - 24 + 6x - 18 = 7
Move all terms with the x to the left (already there) and all other terms to the right.
8x + 6x = 7 + 24 + 18
Simplify each side.
14x = 49
Divide by 14 and reduce.
x = 49/14 = 7/2 = 3.5
7/2 is in your list of answers. ] mxs|Points 560|

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