Combine and .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Write as a fraction with a common denominator.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Add and .

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Solve for x 5/12x-1/4=1