# linear equations

• February 23rd 2013, 02:28 PM
maiden129
linear equations
Hi,

I'm stuck at this problem that i'm doing:

4/5x-1 = -9/10x+4

How to do this?

• February 23rd 2013, 03:11 PM
Bashyboy
Re: linear equations
To solve for x, you are going to need to isolate it; so, put the x-terms on one side of the equation, and put the rest on the other side.
• February 23rd 2013, 03:46 PM
Educated
Re: linear equations

$\dfrac{4}{5x-1} = \dfrac{-9}{10x+4}$ or is it $\dfrac{4}{5x}-1 = \dfrac{-9}{10x}+4$

For the first, just cross multiply to get rid of the fractions. For the second one, multiply everything by 10x to get rid of the fractions.