## College Algebra (6th Edition)

$x = -20$
$\frac{x}{2} = \frac{3x}{4} + 5$ Take LCD $\frac{x}{2} = \frac{3x+20}{4}$ Multiply both sides by 4 to clear fractions. $4(\frac{x}{2}) = 4( \frac{3x+20}{4})$ $2x = 3x+20$ Combine like terms $-20 = 3x -2x$ $-20 = x$ $x = -20$