1 + 5 = 2

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x x

x x

1 + 5 = 2

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x x

x x

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Las Cruces, NM

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!

Peachtree City, GA

Is this 1 + (5/x) = (2/x)?

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