# CAHSEE Math 1.3 Algebra I

Algebra I Drill 1, Problem 3. Solve the equation.

 Algebra Fractions Algebra I Simplifying one-variable equations CAHSEE Math Algebra I Language English Language

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Let’s figure out where we are by rewriting the equation…

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plugging in that “1 over 12” where x is…

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…so we can be rid of that nasty variable.

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We do that and that gets us negative one over the square root of one over 12.

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Yeah, an UGLY fraction.

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We need to simplify with… mathematical make-up.

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Remember that dividing by a fraction is the same as multiplying by its inverse…

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…so we take the 1 over the square root of 12 and flip it over – multiply it by the

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numerator and we get negative square root of 12.

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Ok, much prettier Now we can simplify a bit further…

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12 is 4 times 3 and we can rewrite it as the square root of 4 times the square root of 3.

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Well, the square root of 4 is 2… so we have negative 2 times the square root of 3…

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