We know we have more of an...irrational reputation over here, but stick with us. Today we'll solve this rational equation using lowest common multiples.
Seven over two v, plus one over four, equals eleven over four v.
Solving for v will tell us the number of viewers.
How many viewers will be tuning in to Brian’s show?
Here are your options.
First, Brian has to find the lowest common multiple, or LCM, of the denominator. [Boy solving maths problems]
This is only slightly more difficult than counting his brother's brain cells. [Brian counting brothers brain cells]
The lowest common multiple is 4v.
Multiplying seven over two v by two gives us fourteen over four v.
Multiplying one over four by v gives us v over 4v.
Eleven over four-v is fine.
Since every term in the equation is over 4v, we can just multiply the entire equation by
4v to get rid of it. Now we're left with fourteen plus v equals eleven. [LCM equation solved]
Subtract 14 from both sides to isolate v...
v equals eleven minus fourteen, which is negative three.
So the answer is B. Sorry, Brian. [Brian stood beside a pool]
We think that means that three people smashed their DVRs to avoid seeing the show. [Hammer smashes TV screen]
They'd rather see your brainless, shirtless brother...who's really fast at the 400 IM