If you had a time machine, where would you go and what would you do? Who would you talk to?
If I had a time machine, I would travel back to 1995 because that was the year I was born. I chose this year because I will be my age now and will be able to understand everything that was going on during that time and experience everything around me. I would eat all the yummy food and listen to the funky music. I would enjoy every second of it. I would go see my family and see what they were up to and I would talk to as many people as I can, so I can understand where they are in their lives at the time.
5/6 is a fraction, so we are going to need to get rid of that fraction. In order to do that, we are going to take the denominator (the bottom number of the fraction) and we are going to put it over 1. So it will look like this: 6/1*5/6x=8 Now whatever we do to one side of the equation, we have to do to the other side as well to keep it balanced. So, the full problem will look like this: 6/1*5/6x=8*6/1 Now we multiply: 6*5=30 6*1=6 So, on the left-hand side, we will have 30/6x. Since it is a perfect fraction, we are going to divide 6 into 30 to get 5. So now we have: 5x=8*6/1 We can see on the right side of the equation, we still have a fraction. This is an easy fix. We will just simply turn 8 into a fraction. We do this by putting the whole number over 1. 5x=8/1*6/1 Now we multiply: 5x= 48/1 or 5x=48 The last step we have to do is get the x by itself to find the solution. We will simply eliminate the number next to the x by dividing. So we will have: 5x/5=48/5 (note: remember you always have to do the same thing you do to the left side of the equation, to the right side of the equation.) The 5's will cancel on the left side of the equation and you are left with: x=48/5 or 9.6 Depending on the teacher you can choose to leave this as a fraction or simply divide the two numbers to get the decimal equivalent.
The way I like to do these problems, is I like to stack the numbers on top of each other and add them that way. So, the problem will look like this: 2 +2 ______ = ? Now I will add. You have 2 marshmallows and you take two more out of the bag. What do you have now? Solution: 4