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Does x = 36 work?  Check it!

(1/4)x = 9  put x = 36 in...   (1/4)*36 = 9  which gives   36/4 = 9   Yep!

Here's the way you do NOT want to do this guy!  (And do NOT let me catch you doing it!)

(1/4)x = 9

Do NOT divide both sides by 1/4!

(1/4)x / (1/4) = 9 / (1/4)   Because you'll probably mess this thing up... especially, if I take your calculator away!


TRY IT (the right way):

Solve         (1/3)x = 8          *And check it!