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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Originally Posted by klg 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? If then so .
Oh for crying out loud...I must be tired; they don't get any easier than that. Thanks!
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