##### How do you solve a 2 step algebra question?

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how do you solve a 2 step algebra question?  ie:  1/2 + 3x = 1/3(x-6)

Oct 27th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

In this specific problem you need to distribute the 1/3 on the right side of the equation.

1/2+3x=(1/3)x-2

The next step should be to put all the x terms on one side and all the numbers on the other side.

Subtract 1/2 from both sides.

3x=(1/3)x-2.5

Subtract (1/3)x from both sides.

(8/3)x=-2.5

Now all the x terms are on the left and the numbers on the right.

The last step is to divide by the coefficient in front of x which is 8/3. Divide both sides by 8/3.

x=-.9375 or x=-15/16 whether you want decimal or fraction.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
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