Equations with FractionsPractise solving linear equations that contain fractions in this multilevel, selfmarking exercise. 
This is level 1: one step solutions. Answers that are not whole numbers should be entered as fractions using the '/' symbol. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 correct and you do this activity online.
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Equations  Basic equations that do not contain fractions.
Level 1  Equations with fractions :: one step solutions
Level 2  Equations with fractions :: two step solutions
Level 3  Equations with fractions :: three step solutions
Level 4  Equations with fractions :: four step solutions
Level 5  Equations with fractions :: miscellaneous
Old Equations  Fractions have been appearing in equations for a very long time.
Algebraic Fractions  A mixture of algebraic fraction calculations and simplifications.
Exam Style Questions  A collection of problems in the style of GCSE or IB/Alevel exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).
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Multiply both sides by the LCM of 3 and 5 which is 15.
$$5(x3)=3(x+3)$$ $$5x15=3x+9$$Add 15 to both sides
$$5x=3x+24$$Subtract 3x from both sides
$$2x=24$$ $$x=12$$Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can doubleclick the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.
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