# Solve for x 1/4-x=x/8

Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.
Simplify .
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Simplify terms.
Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify each term.
Simplify the numerator.
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Move to the left of .
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
Find the LCD of the terms in the equation.
To find the LCD of a set of numbers , find the LCM of the denominators.
Calculate the LCM of first two denominators in the list, and .
Find the values of the numerical part of each term. Select the largest one, which in this case is . Multiply them together to get the current total. In this case, the current total is .
Current Total =
Check each value in the numerical part of each term against the current total. Since the current total is evenly divisible, return it. That is the least common denominator of the numerical part of the fraction.
Multiply each term by and simplify.
Multiply each term in by .
Simplify each term.
Cancel the common factor of .
Factor out of .
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Cancel the common factor of .
Move the leading negative in into the numerator.
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Multiply by .
Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Divide each term by and simplify.
Divide each term in by .
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
Decimal Form:
Solve for x 1/4-x=x/8

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