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Ahaanomegas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Cancel x on both sides: 1/5 = 1/2. No solution.

JessicaO
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1These are proportions.. Im supposed to be using cross products.

muntoo
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\Large \frac{x+1}{5}={x1\over2}\] Be more specific next time. Use parenthesis or the equation editor.

muntoo
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Multiply both sides by \(5\cdot2\).

Ahaanomegas
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ah, then you should have typed it like: (x+1)/5 = (x1)/2. Careful with parentheses usage. So, when you crossmultiply (not cross product  that's a vector term), you get: \[ \dfrac {x+1}{5} = \dfrac {x1}{2} \rightarrow 2(x+1) = 5(x1) \rightarrow 2x + 2 = 5x  5 \rightarrow 3x = 7, \] so you're right. It's a decimal. @goformit100 Spamming != Good. ;) @JessicaO Remember what muntoo and I said  be specific. ;)
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