What is the solution to the equation show your work 3/5(x-5/8) =1/12-x+7/8

What is the solution to the equation show your work
3/5(x-5/8) =1/12-x+7/8

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  1. Combine like terms
    1/12+7/8=2/24+21/24=23/24
    3/5(x-5/8)=23/24-x
    one easey way is to get rid of nasty fractions

    find lcd of denoms
    5 and 24
    hmm
    24*5=120

    times both sides by 120

    72(x-5/8)=115-120x
    distribute
    72x-45=115-120x
    add 120x to both sides
    192x-45=115
    add 45 to both sides
    192x=160
    divide both sides by 192
    x=5/6

    x=5/6

  2. 1. distribute

     step 1:              3                  3

                             ×   X =  X

                              5                  5

     

                    3               5           3           Ima convert this into a decimal

                ×   -    = -        > negative .375

                    5              8            8

    2. write the problem now

            3                          1              7

          X - 0.375 =    - X + 

            5                         12             8

    3. I would convert them into decimals and solve

          0.6x - 0.375 = 0.08 - x + 0.875

            +x                         +x

          1.6x - 0.375 = 0.08 + 0.876

             1.6x - 0.375 = 0.956

                      +0.375   +0.375

          1.6x = 1.331

             

          1.6        1.6

            x = 0.831875

    rounded up : 0.83

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