# Quick math question

#### futuredds1101

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Solve for x if 5x/3 + 4 = 3x-2/5
this is an easy problem but i can't solve it-maybe i've been studying too much thanks.

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yeah
i get 33/10

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#### futuredds1101

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allstardentist said:
yeah
i get 33/10
i know the answer is 33/10 b/c i got it from the answer key, but what is the set up of the problem to arrive at the answer?

#### ConfusedOne

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Here's how i did it:

5x/3 + 4 = 3x-2/5

4+2/5 = 3x - (5x/3)

(20/5) +(2/5) = (9x/3) - (5x/3)

22/5 = 4x/3

x = (22x3)/(5x4) = 33/10

#### allstardentist

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confused one, ur gpa is ridiculous. i go to ucla too. nice to meet u

#### ConfusedOne

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allstardentist said:
confused one, ur gpa is ridiculous. i go to ucla too. nice to meet u
nice to meet you allstardentist. Best of luck to you on your DAT

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#### futuredds1101

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ConfusedOne said:
Here's how i did it:

5x/3 + 4 = 3x-2/5

4+2/5 = 3x - (5x/3)

(20/5) +(2/5) = (9x/3) - (5x/3)

22/5 = 4x/3

x = (22x3)/(5x4) = 33/10
thanks