mathgirl501
solve x+5/5x=8/7.....I cant figure out what to divide by because both sides of the equation's don't have the same factor



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saifoo.khan
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\[\frac{x+5}{5x} = \frac87\]Like this?

mathgirl501
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yes

saifoo.khan
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Start with cross multiplying.

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mathgirl501
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yes nd I get 5(x+5)=8*7

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dw:1353266710758:dw

mathgirl501
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oh i see

mathgirl501
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so you start from the left to right

mathgirl501
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let me try this

saifoo.khan
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Sure.

BurrDaBoss
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should i let you figure out x or do you want me to tell you ?

mathgirl501
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so I see where I messed up at with the multiplying but I still dont see what I'm supposed to divide by

mathgirl501
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I guess yiu can tell me so I can figure it out... im lost

saifoo.khan
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dw:1353267319233:dw

mathgirl501
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I'm looking at this example but the example has the equation with the factor of 5 and it's telling me to divide both sides by 5

mathgirl501
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ok and then when you come to the solution in the example it's a fraction

mathgirl501
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I understand your char @saifoo.khan, is there more

mathgirl501
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I'm writing this all out so I can try to understand.. thanks for your help

saifoo.khan
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Now you just solve for x.
And you're welcome.

mathgirl501
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I'm stuck... my example is different than what im seeing here @saifoo.khan

saifoo.khan
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Don't look at the example. Solve one question at one time.