Oscar A. answered • 01/03/20

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Hello Melissa: Lets have X to be the unknown.

x +1 = 4 x+5 The denominator of a fraction is 5 more than the numerator.

________ _____

x+5-2 5 x +1 if 1 is added to the numerator

x + 5- 2 2 is subtracted from the denominator

= 4

____the fraction will become 4/5th s

= 5x +5 = 4x +12 ------> We get this by CROSS MULTIPLYING.

-4x -5 -4x -5

________________

x = 7 -------> Now substitute the 7 for X in the original equation..

Check:

7 +1 4

_________ = ______

7 +5 -2 5

= 8 4

_____ = ___

10 5

4 = 4

___ ____

5 5

Hope this helps!