# How do you solve 5/(2-x)=7/10?

Aug 19, 2016

$x = - \frac{36}{7}$

#### Explanation:

There is an equation which has one fraction on each side. You can cross-multiply.

$\frac{5}{2 - x} = \frac{7}{10}$

$7 \left(2 - x\right) = 5 \times 10$

$14 - 7 x = 50$

$14 - 50 = 7 x$

$- 36 = 7 x$

$x = - \frac{36}{7}$