## mathgirl501 3 years ago 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

1. saifoo.khan

$\frac{x+5}{5x} = \frac87$Like this?

2. mathgirl501

yes

3. saifoo.khan

4. saifoo.khan

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5. mathgirl501

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

6. saifoo.khan

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7. mathgirl501

oh i see

8. mathgirl501

so you start from the left to right

9. mathgirl501

let me try this

10. saifoo.khan

Sure.

11. BurrDaBoss

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

12. mathgirl501

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

13. mathgirl501

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

14. saifoo.khan

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15. mathgirl501

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

16. mathgirl501

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

17. mathgirl501

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

18. mathgirl501

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

19. saifoo.khan

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

20. mathgirl501

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

21. saifoo.khan

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