# Math Help - what is x?

1. ## what is x?

hi this is my question:
-x+5=4x-1?
i know i would do this:
-x+5=4x-1
+5=5x-1
+6=5x

but how would i find X?

Thanks!

2. would X= 6/5??

3. Originally Posted by andyboy179
would X= 6/5??
Plus it into your first equation to see,

Does $-\frac{6}{5}+5=4\times \frac{6}{5}-1$?

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