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I am assuming that this is supposed to be 1+5/x=2/x
 
First thing I would try to do is get rid of those fractions. The easiest way is to multiply both sides by x.
This gives you:
 
x(1+5/x)=(2/x)x
 
Distributing out the x will give you:
 
x+5=2
 
Subtract 5 from both sides to give you x=-3
 
To check your answer plug this back into the original equation:
 
[1+(5/-3)] = (2/-3)
 
3/3 - 5/3 = - 2/3
 
-2/3 = -2/3
 
Hope this helps!