anonymous
  • anonymous
MEDAL! Please explain clearly, step by step how to do this! Solve for x. 5a/x = 5b/x-1
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pooja195
  • pooja195
\[\huge~\rm~\frac{ 5a }{ x}=\frac{ 5b }{ x-1}\]
pooja195
  • pooja195
like that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
@pooja195 Yeah! :)

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pooja195
  • pooja195
Do you know where to start? :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Don't I cross multiply?
pooja195
  • pooja195
yes! :) set uo the equation u get once you do that
anonymous
  • anonymous
5a(x-1) = 5b(x) Is this right so far? Or am I way off...?
pooja195
  • pooja195
good continue
anonymous
  • anonymous
Whats the next step?
pooja195
  • pooja195
5a(x-1) distribute
anonymous
  • anonymous
How do I do that? I'm sorry I just suck at math... Every other subject are A's! XD
pooja195
  • pooja195
\[\huge~\rm~5a~\times~x=?\] \[\huge~\rm~5\times-1=? \]
anonymous
  • anonymous
5ax and 4x?
pooja195
  • pooja195
we are multiplying so it would be -5 5ax−5a=5bx
pooja195
  • pooja195
what do u do from here?
pooja195
  • pooja195
need help ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes please
pooja195
  • pooja195
hmm :/ im not sure where to go from here maybe @mLe can help ;-; ?
mLe
  • mLe
get all the terms that have x in it alone to one side
mLe
  • mLe
subtract 5bx from both sides
mLe
  • mLe
and add 5a to both sides
mLe
  • mLe
then move the x out to the front ... opposite of distributing... for example if I had 7xy + 9xz I would get x (7y + 9z) then divide both sides by the stuff in the parenthesis to get it alone

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