# Solving the Equation: x+[2x]+[3x]=7

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In summary, the conversation discusses a problem involving the equation x+[2x]+[3x]=7 and different sets of real numbers that can be divided into based on their properties. The conclusion is that the correct solution is x=4/3 and not 7/6 as previously suggested.
solakis1
An easy one:

x+[2x]+[3x]=7

Yes, that is an easy problem! Why did you post it?

I would start by dividing the real numbers into classes:
1) The set of integers.
2) The set of non-integer, x, such that 2x is an integer
3) The set of non-integers, x, such that 2x is not an integer but 3x is.
4) The set of non-integers, x, such that neither 2x nor 3x is an integer but 6x is.
5) The set all other real numbers.

Because RHS is integer so LHS is integer

As $\lfloor 2x \rfloor$ and $\lfloor 3x \rfloor$ are integers so x is integer so $\lfloor 2x \rfloor = 2x$ and $\lfloor 3x \rfloor = 3x$

so x + 2x + 3x = 6x = 7 so $x = \frac{7}{6}$ which is not integer so NO solution

Beer soaked ramblings follow.
solakis said:
An easy one:

x+[2x]+[3x]=7
Desmos somehow gives the impression that $x + \lfloor 2x \rfloor + \lfloor 3x \rfloor = 7$ is basically the line $x = \frac{4}{3}$.
https://www.desmos.com/calculator/stz3o2wn2h

The answer given by Kaliprasad is the right one 7\6 is not an integer
4/3 is not a solution of the above equation LHS is 8 RHS Is 7

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The value of x in this equation is not a specific number, but rather a variable that can take on different values depending on the context of the problem. In order to solve for x, we need more information or additional equations.

## 2. How do I solve this equation?

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## 3. Can this equation have multiple solutions?

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## 4. Is there a specific method for solving equations with multiple variables?

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## 5. Can this equation be solved without using algebra?

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