# How do you simplify (5-x)/(x-5)?

$- 1$

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#### Explanation:

We have that

$\frac{5 - x}{x - 5} = \frac{- \left(x - 5\right)}{x - 5} = - \frac{\left(x - 5\right)}{\left(x - 5\right)} = - 1$