Hi,

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

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

How to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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- Feb 23rd 2013, 02:28 PMmaiden129linear equations
Hi,

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

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

How to do this?

Thanks in advance. - Feb 23rd 2013, 03:11 PMBashyboyRe: 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.

- Feb 23rd 2013, 03:46 PMEducatedRe: linear equations
Is your equation:

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

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.