Five times a number is the same as the number added to five. What is the number?

OK, so 5X=X+5

X=(X+5)/5

I know the answer is 5/4, but that took a lot of time- consuming trial and error on my part; is there a way to see through this more quickly?

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- May 21st 2012, 12:47 PMklgword problem secret
Five times a number is the same as the number added to five. What is the number?

OK, so 5X=X+5

X=(X+5)/5

I know the answer is 5/4, but that took a lot of time- consuming trial and error on my part; is there a way to see through this more quickly? - May 21st 2012, 12:55 PMPlatoRe: word problem secret
- May 21st 2012, 01:19 PMklgRe: word problem secret
Oh for crying out loud...I must be tired; they don't get any easier than that.

Thanks!