# Thread: Simple solve for x, need help!

1. ## Simple solve for x, need help!

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Hey guys

I couldnt figure out how to put the formula I made in MathType on here, so I'll just type it out manually

((2x-1)/(x+2)) = (4/5)

Solve for x

If anyone knows how to make it look like the real deal instead of what you would punch in your calculator can you let me know?

2. Originally Posted by DHS1
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Hey guys

I couldnt figure out how to put the formula I made in MathType on here, so I'll just type it out manually

((2x-1)/(x+2)) = (4/5)

Solve for x

If anyone knows how to make it look like the real deal instead of what you would punch in your calculator can you let me know?
Hello DHS1,

$\frac{2x-1}{x+2}=\frac{4}{5}$

Cross-multiply (essentially, multiply both sides by 5(x+2)

$10x-5=4x+8$

$6x=13$

$x=\frac{13}{6}$