## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$x=\frac{5}{2}$
We solve: $\displaystyle \frac{2x}{3}-\frac{x}{2}=\frac{5}{12}$ Multiply through by $12$: $12\ (\frac{2x}{3}-\frac{x}{2})=12*\frac{5}{12}$ $\frac{24x}{3}-\frac{12x}{2}=12*\frac{5}{12}$ $8x-6x=5$ $2x=5$ $x=\frac{5}{2}$