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thomas576
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3z/2=z/6+4
so
i x multiply and get
18z=2z+8
16z=8
z=1/2
this look right?
thanks
so
i x multiply and get
18z=2z+8
16z=8
z=1/2
this look right?
thanks
The first step is to simplify the equation by multiplying both sides by the common denominator, which in this case is 6. This will eliminate the fractions and make the equation easier to solve.
To isolate the variable z, you need to get rid of any numbers or terms that are attached to it. In this equation, we can subtract z/6 from both sides to eliminate it from the right side. This will leave us with 3z/2-z/6=4.
No, you cannot divide both sides by z in this equation. Doing so would result in 3/2=1/6+4/z, which does not simplify the equation. Instead, you should follow the steps of isolating the variable z and then solving for it.
To check if your solution for z is correct, you can substitute it back into the original equation. If the equation is true, then your solution is correct. For example, if your solution is z=12, you can plug it back into the equation as 3(12)/2=12/6+4, which simplifies to 18=6+4, making the equation true.
Yes, there are other methods for solving this equation, such as using the distributive property or cross-multiplying. However, the most efficient and straightforward method is to follow the steps of isolating the variable and then solving for it.