# Solving equations written as fractions

To solve equations written as fractions, you must do the same thing to each side of the equation to get the answer.

It is useful to know that is the same as , and is the same as , etc.

For example look at the equation:

It can be rewritten as:

If we then multiply both sides by we get the answer:

Question

Solve the equation:

The number at the bottom is , so multiply both sides by . Remember that you must multiply every term of both sides by , to give:

Then divide both sides by to give:

, which can be written as