# Solving Equation with Fractions

**Question**

What is

^{2x}/

_{8} =

^{1}/

_{12
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Answer STEP 1: You are given an algebraic equation which contains fractions. To find the solution means to find the value of x that will satisfy the equation. As you can see, the left side of the equation contains the variable term 2x/8. You have to make the coefficient of the variable equal to 1.Multiply both sides of the equation by 8/2, the reciprocal of the coefficient of the variable.The solution for the given equation is 1/3.
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