## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

w - $\frac{2}{3}$ = $\frac{3}{4}$ We begin by converting 1$\frac{5}{12}$ from a mixed number to an improper fraction Substitute $\frac{17}{12}$ for w $\frac{17}{12}$ - $\frac{2}{3}$ = $\frac{3}{4}$ Evaluate the expression The least common denominator for the denominators 12 and 3 is 12. To obtain denominators of 12, multiply the numerator and denominator of the second fraction by 4 $\frac{17}{12}$ - $\frac{2*4}{3*4}$ $\frac{17}{12}$ - $\frac{8}{12}$ = $\frac{17 - 8}{12}$ = $\frac{9}{12}$ Reduce to lowest terms $\frac{9}{12}$ = $\frac{3}{4}$ The statement is true. 1$\frac{5}{12}$ is the solution of the equation