# How do you solve #5/(r - 9) = 8/(r + 5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 4, 2016

#### Explanation:

You can either multiply both sides by

#5(r+5)=8(r-9)#

From here, distribute and solve.

#5r+25=8r-72#

#97=3r#

#r=97/3#