Combine and .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Since the expression on each side of the equation has the same denominator, the numerators must be equal.

Solve for x 1/3x+3/4=5/12