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    plz help i have trouble with this question on algebra. basically all you have to do is simplify the equation so that X= a number.
    1: 4x-5=x-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graffitixgirl View Post
    plz help i have trouble with this question on algebra. basically all you have to do is simplify the equation so that X= a number.
    1: 4x-5=x-1
    more might be coming up as i continue with my hwk!
    THANK YOU ALL! MUAH!
    4x-5=x-1

    Subtract x from both sides

    4x-5-x=x-1-x
    3x-5=-1

    Add 5 to both sides

    3x-5+5=-1+5
    3x=4

    Divide both sides by 3

    \frac{3x}{3}=\frac{4}{3}
    x=\frac{4}{3}
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