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Question from David, a student:

Solve for x, (x-18)/7=6

Hi David,

In the expression

\[\frac{x-18}{7} = 6\]

I expect it is the fraction that is the problem. Why not eliminate the fraction by multiplying both sides by 7?

I hope this helps.

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