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Can anyone please help explain how to solve the attached math problem? Thanks!

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brandih | eNotes Employee

Posted September 17, 2013 at 11:28 PM via web

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Can anyone please help explain how to solve the attached math problem? Thanks!

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llltkl | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted September 18, 2013 at 1:27 AM (Answer #1)

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`(5x+sx)/t=1`

There are three variables in the problem. First make sure for which variable we have to solve for.

If we have to solve for x, first of all cross multiply to isolate the like terms.

`5x+sx=t`

Take out the common factor x,

`x(5+s)=t`

`rArr x=t/(5+s)`

Hence,` x=t/(5+s)` .

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