# Math Help - How to solve this equation:

1. ## How to solve this equation:

(4) / (x -5) - (1) / (5) = (-5) / (5x - 25)

I need help on how to solve that equation ^^^
thank you in advanced.

2. Originally Posted by jenbones
(4) / (x -5) - (1) / (5) = (-5) / (5x - 25)

I need help on how to solve that equation ^^^
thank you in advanced.
i think you wrote

$\displaystyle \frac {4}{x-5} - \frac {1}{5} = \frac {-5}{5x-25}$

$\displaystyle \frac {4}{x-5} - \frac {1}{5} = \frac {-5}{5(x-5)}$

so multiply all with 5(x-5)

$\displaystyle 20 - (x-5) = -5$

$\displaystyle -x+25=-5$

$\displaystyle x = 30$