## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

1. Given: $\frac{x}{2} + \frac{x}{3}$ = 5 2. Multiply both sides by Least Common Denominator: 6($\frac{x}{2} + \frac{x}{3}$) = (5)6 3. Distribute: 3x + 2x = 30 4. Add: 5x = 30 5. Divide: x = 6