# Thread: linear equations with fractions (homework)

1. I'm fairly sure I have worked this out correctly but before I commit it to certain knowledge, I want someone to cite that I got the answer right

2x/3 - 4x/5 = 7/9

I got X= 5 5/6

Sorry if this is a bit trivial but I just couldn't find another way to find the answer to the equation I was set at uni.

Thank you

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3. Originally Posted by somfooleishfool
I'm fairly sure I have worked this out correctly but before I commit it to certain knowledge, I want someone to cite that I got the answer right

2x/3 - 4x/5 = 7/9

I got X= 5 5/6

Sorry if this is a bit trivial but I just couldn't find another way to find the answer to the equation I was set at uni.

Thank you
its,

4. Thank you. I had the equation right but I made a silly error of misunderstanding what my calculator was telling me.

my calculator told me the answer was 5/5/6
I interpreted this as 5 and 5/6 but that is wrong. I still dont know what 5/5/6 means but that's a problem for another day

5. Originally Posted by somfooleishfool
Thank you. I had the equation right but I made a silly error of misunderstanding what my calculator was telling me.

my calculator told me the answer was 5/5/6
I interpreted this as 5 and 5/6 but that is wrong. I still dont know what 5/5/6 means but that's a problem for another day
5 5/6 is 35/6.

6. Originally Posted by Harold14370
Originally Posted by somfooleishfool
Thank you. I had the equation right but I made a silly error of misunderstanding what my calculator was telling me.

my calculator told me the answer was 5/5/6
I interpreted this as 5 and 5/6 but that is wrong. I still dont know what 5/5/6 means but that's a problem for another day
5 5/6 is 35/6.
hahahahahahahha Im such an idiot for not seeing this

7. Linear Equations Help???

1. In 2000, the minimum wage in Washington was $6.50 per hour. In 2010, it was$8.55 per hour.

(a) If x is the number of years past 2000 (so in 2000, and in 2010, ), and y is the minimum wage per hour, write two ordered pairs representing the minimum wages given.

(b) What is the slope of the line between these two points? What does the slope specifically represent here?

(c) What is the y-intercept? What does the y-intercept specifically represent here?

(d) Find the equation of this line – write your final answer in slope-intercept form.

(e) Write your equation as a function of x.

(f) If you do not earn a college degree and you are earning minimum wage in 2020, what do you predict you will be earning per hour?

8. Originally Posted by somfooleishfool
I'm fairly sure I have worked this out correctly but before I commit it to certain knowledge, I want someone to cite that I got the answer right

2x/3 - 4x/5 = 7/9

I got X= 5 5/6

Sorry if this is a bit trivial but I just couldn't find another way to find the answer to the equation I was set at uni.

Thank you

The question 2x/3 - 4x/5 = 7/9

Ans:-
2x/3-4x/5=7/9
[(2x*5)-(4x*3)]/15=7/9

(10x-12x)/15=7/9
-2x/15=7/9

x=[(7*15)/(-18)]

x=-35/6

So this is the proper way to solve it .

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