## Elementary Algebra

$= \frac{35}{96}$
1. Use the distributive property to simplify: $= x(\frac{1}{2} + \frac{2}{3} - \frac{3}{4})$ $=x(\frac{6}{12}+\frac{8}{12}-\frac{9}{12})$ $= x(\frac{5}{12})$ 2. Substitute the value for $x$ $= \frac{7}{8}(\frac{5}{12})$ $= \frac{35}{96}$