No it does not. You are subtracting x and 1 from both sides of the equation.

subtract 1 from both the sides:

that leaves you with:

now you subtract x from both the sides. this gives you:

which gives you:

therefore

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Note:

In the first box, you are subtracting x from -5x. In the second box, you are adding x to -5x. This is where your confusion lies.

If you still dont understand it, please refer to your books/notes/instructor to avoid trouble in the future.

Please refer to post Number 2 by

**Unknown008**
your question was

then

**Unknown008**'s method (which you've been told multiple number of times) takes you :

multiplying both sides of this equation by

.gives you:

.

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