This question is off topic. I have to take a Placement Test for college to see what classes that should put me in. So i got a library book on forgotten algebra and i need some help. I will do the best i can to write out these problems because i do not have a fancy algebra, trig and calculus and so on keyboard. Here are the problems as follow. Before i start. The are a few things. I need to know how you got the answer. Has anyone did math long distance over the internet before??

------- = -2

-- + 3(x-1)
x -------- =1

---- - 1
x-2 ---- =5
x ------

"There are 3 separate problems. I think you have to cross mutiply. I had to use the hyphen mark so it's all mess up and side ways. Please reply back. Thanks for any help."