# Math Help - equation

1. ## equation

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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2. Originally Posted by Graffitixgirl
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

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