This equation looks sort of yucky because of all the fractions; let's get rid of them. Did we just say "yucky?" Why, yes, we did. Multiply both sides of the equation by the LCD of all the fractions, which is 12, to find that This simplifies to 9 - 24*x* = 25*x* - 60. Add 24*x* to each side and add 60 to each side to find that 69 = 49*x,* meaning *.* | |