# How do you solve and check your solution given #b-1 1/2=4 1/4#?

We have :

For simplicity we can convert the mixed fraction into a simple fraction , we get

if u shift

now by cross multiplication

we get

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A fraction consists of two parts and the function of these parts are:

You can NOT DIRECTLY add or subtract the counts unless the size indicators are the same.

I choose to make all the denominators 4

Multiply both sides by 4

Add 6 to both sides

divide both sides by 4

This matches the right hand side so true

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To solve for ( b ), add ( 1 \frac{1}{2} ) to both sides of the equation. Then, check the solution by substituting it back into the original equation.

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