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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

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  1. saifoo.khan
    • 3 years ago
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    \[\frac{x+5}{5x} = \frac87\]Like this?

  2. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    yes

  3. saifoo.khan
    • 3 years ago
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    Start with cross multiplying.

  4. saifoo.khan
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    |dw:1353266680517:dw|

  5. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    yes nd I get 5(x+5)=8*7

  6. saifoo.khan
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    |dw:1353266710758:dw|

  7. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    oh i see

  8. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    so you start from the left to right

  9. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    let me try this

  10. saifoo.khan
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    Sure.

  11. BurrDaBoss
    • 3 years ago
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    should i let you figure out x or do you want me to tell you ?

  12. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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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

  13. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    I guess yiu can tell me so I can figure it out... im lost

  14. saifoo.khan
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    |dw:1353267319233:dw|

  15. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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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

  16. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    ok and then when you come to the solution in the example it's a fraction

  17. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    I understand your char @saifoo.khan, is there more

  18. mathgirl501
    • 3 years ago
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    I'm writing this all out so I can try to understand.. thanks for your help

  19. saifoo.khan
    • 3 years ago
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    Now you just solve for x. And you're welcome.

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

  21. saifoo.khan
    • 3 years ago
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    Don't look at the example. Solve one question at one time.

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