What minus 1/4 equals 1/5?
Here we will show you how to calculate "what" in this sentence: "What minus 1/4 equals 1/5?" We start by making this word problem into an algebraic equation where "what" is the variable "x".
x - 1/4 = 1/5
To solve this equation, we want x alone on the left side of the equation so we start by adding 1/4 on both sides like this:
x - 1/4 + 1/4 = 1/5 + 1/4
x - 1/4 + 1/4 leaves x and 1/5 + 1/4 is 9/20 which means we end up with x = 9/20. Therefore, the answer to "What minus 1/4 equals 1/5?" is as follows:
It is always good to double-check your math to make sure you did it right. When we entered 9/20 for x in this equation x - 1/4 = 1/5, we get the following true equation which means our math is correct.
9/20 - 1/4 = 1/5
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