## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

1. Given: $\frac{3x}{4} + \frac{5x}{2}$ = 13 2. Multiply both sides by Least Common Denominator: 4($\frac{3x}{4} + \frac{5x}{2}$) = 13(4) 3. Distribute: 3x + 10x = 52 4. Simplify: 13x = 52 5. Divide: x = 4