# SOLUTION: what is the answer for this equation 1/3x-1/5x=4/3

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numeric Fractions Question 130213: what is the answer for this equation 1/3x-1/5x=4/3Answer by pirategirl(1)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1/3x - 1/5x= 4/3 5/15x - 3/15x= 4/3 45/60x = 4/3 3/4x = 4/3 4/3 * 3/4x = 4/3 12/12x = 4/3 1 x = 4/3 x = 4/3 you have to find the common denominator first. 1/3x converts to 5/15x 1/5x converts to 3/15x then cross multiply 3/15x times 5/15x 3 times 15 = 45 5 times 15 = 60 this reduces to 3/4x to separate 3/4 from x you take the inverse of 3/4 and multiply now you have 3/4 times 4/3 x which is 12/12x which is the same as 1 times x whatever you do to one side you must do to the other so 4/3 times 1 is equal to 4/3 I hope this helps!