# 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

## This Post Has 4 Comments

1. Expert says:

just keep asking questions until you have a better understanding.

step-by-step explanation:

2. shashayantie6556 says:

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
192x-45=115
192x=160
divide both sides by 192
x=5/6

x=5/6

3. jhosami46311 says:

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

4. Expert says:

I’m pretty sure the answer is a