# SOLVING EQUATIONS WITH FRACTIONS WORKSHEET

Problems 1-11 : Solve for x.

Problem 1 :

ˣ⁄₁₂ =

Problem 2 :

²ˣ⁄₁₅ = ⁶⁄₅

Problem 3 :

ˣ⁄₂ = ˣ⁄₃ - 1

Problem 4 :

⁵ˣ⁄₄ - ˣ⁄₂ = ⁻³⁄₄

Problem 5 :

ˣ⁄₂ - ³ˣ⁄₄ = ¾ - x

Problem 6 :

⁽ˣ ⁺ ¹⁾⁄₃ = ⁽ˣ ⁻ ¹⁾⁄₅

Problem 7 :

ˣ⁄₂ -  = ˣ⁄₃ + ¼

Problem 8 :

ˣ⁄₂ - ³ˣ⁄₄ + ⁵ˣ⁄₆ = 21

Problem 9 :

x + 7 - ⁸ˣ⁄₃ = ¹⁷⁄₆⁵ˣ⁄₂

Problem 10 :

⁽ˣ ⁺ ⁴⁾⁄₁₂ - ⁽ˣ ⁻ ⁵⁾⁄₁₈ = 1

Problem 11 :

⁽³ˣ ⁻ ²⁾⁄₄ - ⁽²ˣ ⁺ ³⁾⁄₃ =  - x

Problem 12 :

Subtracting two-third of a number from 5 results 3. Find the number. ˣ⁄₁₂ =

Least common multiple of the denominators 12 and 3 is 12.

Multiply both sides of the equation by 12 to get rid of the denominators 12 and 3.

12(ˣ⁄₁₂) = 12()

x = 4(2)

x = 8

²ˣ⁄₁₅ = ⁶⁄₅

Least common multiple of the denominators 15 and 5 is 15.

Multiply both sides of the equation by 15 to get rid of the denominators 15 and 5.

15(²ˣ⁄₁₅) = 15(⁶⁄₅)

2x = 3(6)

2x = 18

Divide both sides by 2.

x = 9

ˣ⁄₂ = ˣ⁄₃ - 1

Least common multiple of the denominators 2 and 3 is 6.

Multiply both sides of the equation by 6 to get rid of the denominators 2 and 3.

6(ˣ⁄₂) = 6(ˣ⁄₃ - 1)

3x = 6(ˣ⁄₃) - 6(1)

3x = 2x - 6

Subtract 2x from both sides.

x = -6

⁵ˣ⁄₄ - ˣ⁄₂ = ⁻³⁄₄

Least common multiple of the denominators 4 and 2 is 4.

Multiply both sides of the equation by 4 to get rid of the denominators 4 and 2.

4(⁵ˣ⁄₄ - ˣ⁄₂) = 4(⁻³⁄₄)

4(⁵ˣ⁄₄) - 4(ˣ⁄₂) = -3

5x - 2x = -3

3x = -3

Divide both sides by 3.

x = -1

ˣ⁄₂ - ³ˣ⁄₄ = ¾ - x

Least common multiple of the denominators 2 and 4 is 4.

Multiply both sides of the equation by 4 to get rid of the denominators.

4(ˣ⁄₂ - ³ˣ⁄₄) = 4(¾ - x)

4(ˣ⁄₂) - 4(³ˣ⁄₄) = 4(¾) - 4(x)

2x - 3x = 3 - 4x

-x = 3 - 4x

3x = 3

Divide both sides by 3.

x = 1

⁽ˣ ⁺ ¹⁾⁄₃ = ⁽ˣ ⁻ ¹⁾⁄₅

Least common multiple of the denominators 3 and 5 is 15.

Multiply both sides of the equation by 15 to get rid of the denominators 3 and 5.

15[⁽ˣ ⁺ ¹⁾⁄₃] = 15[⁽ˣ ⁻ ¹⁾⁄₅]

5(x + 1) = 3(x - 1)

5x + 5 = 3x - 3

Subtract 3x from both sides.

2x + 5 = -3

Subtract 5 from both sides.

2x = -8

Divide both sides by 4.

x = -4

ˣ⁄₂ -  = ˣ⁄₃ + ¼

Least common multiple of the denominators 2, 5, 3 and 4 is 60.

Multiply each side of the above equation by 60 to get rid of the denominators.

60(ˣ⁄₂ - ) = 60(ˣ⁄₃ + ¼)

Using Distributive Property,

60(ˣ⁄₂) - 60() = 60(ˣ⁄₃) + 60(¼)

30x - 12 = 20x + 15

Subtract 20x from both sides.

10x - 12 = 15

10x = 27

Divide each side by 10.

x = ²⁷⁄₁₀

ˣ⁄₂ - ³ˣ⁄₄ + ⁵ˣ⁄₆ = 21

Least common multiple of the denominators 2, 4 and 6 is 12.

Multiply each side of the above equation by 12 to get rid of the denominators.

12(ˣ⁄₂ - ³ˣ⁄₄ + ⁵ˣ⁄₆) = 12(21)

Using Distributive Property,

12(ˣ⁄₂) - 12(³ˣ⁄₄) + 12(⁵ˣ⁄₆) = 252

6x - 9x + 10x = 252

7x = 252

x = 36

x + 7 - ⁸ˣ⁄₃ = ¹⁷⁄₆⁵ˣ⁄₂

Least common multiple of the denominators 3, 6 and 2 is 6.

Multiply each side of the above equation by 6 to get rid of the denominators.

6(x + 7 - ⁸ˣ⁄₃) = 6(¹⁷⁄₆⁵ˣ⁄₂)

Using Distributive Property,

6(x) + 6(7) - 6(⁸ˣ⁄₃) = 6(¹⁷⁄₆) - 6(⁵ˣ⁄₂)

6x + 42 - 16x = 17 - 15x

-10x + 42 = 17 - 15x

5x + 42 = 17

Subtract 42 from each side.

5x = -25

Divide each side by 5.

x = -5

⁽ˣ ⁺ ⁴⁾⁄₁₂ - ⁽ˣ ⁻ ⁵⁾⁄₁₈ = 1

Least common multiple of the denominators 12 and 18 is 36.

Multiply each side of the above equation by 36 to get rid of the denominators.

36[⁽ˣ ⁺ ⁴⁾⁄₁₂ - ⁽ˣ ⁻ ⁵⁾⁄₁₈] = 36(1)

Using Distributive Property,

36[⁽ˣ ⁺ ⁴⁾⁄₁₂] - 36[⁽ˣ ⁻ ⁵⁾⁄₁₈] = 36

3(x + 4) - 2(x - 5) = 36

3x + 12 - 2x + 10 = 36

x + 22 = 36

Subtract 22 from each side.

x = 14

⁽³ˣ ⁻ ²⁾⁄₄ - ⁽²ˣ ⁺ ³⁾⁄₃ =  - x

Least common multiple of the denominators 4 and 3 is 12.

Multiply each side of the above equation by 12 to get rid of the denominators.

12[⁽³ˣ ⁻ ²⁾⁄₄ - ⁽²ˣ ⁺ ³⁾⁄₃] = 12( - x)

Distribute.

12[⁽³ˣ ⁻ ²⁾⁄₄] - 12[⁽²ˣ ⁺ ³⁾⁄₃] = 12() - 12(x)

3(3x - 2) - 4(2x + 3) = 4(2) - 12x

9x - 6 - 8x - 12 = 8 - 12x

x - 18 = 8 - 12x

13x - 18 = 8

13x = 26

Divide each side by 13.

x = 2

Let x be the number.

It is given that subtracting two-third of a number from 5 results 3.

5 - ()x = 3

5 - ﻿²ˣ⁄₃﻿ = 3

Multiply both sides by 3 to get rid of the denominator.

3(5 - ﻿²ˣ⁄₃) = 3(3)

3(5) - 3(²ˣ⁄₃) = 9

15 - 2x = 9

Subtract 15 from both sides.

-2x = -6

Divide both sides by -2.

x = 3

The number is 3.

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