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How do I solve this math question: `(4x+1)/5 = 5` ``I would only like to know how to...

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asiangirl413 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 24, 2012 at 10:20 AM via web

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How do I solve this math question:

`(4x+1)/5 = 5`

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I would only like to know how to solve it and explain it throughlly

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hala718 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM (Answer #1)

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Given the equation :

`(4x+1)/5 = 5`

`` To solve, we will need to isolate x on the left side.

First we will multiply both sides by 5 .

`==gt 5 X (4x+1)/5 = 5 X 5 `

`==gt 4x +1 = 25`

`` Now we will subtract 1 from both sides.

`==gt 4x = 24`

`` Now we will divide by 4.

`==gt (4x)/4 = 24/4`

`` ==> x = 6

Then the solution to the equation is x = 6.

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