# How do you solve #5/(x+4) = 5/(3(x+1))#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

The solution is

#### Explanation:

In order to solve

Begin by dividing both sides by 5.

Then take the reciprocal of both sides:

Expand the term on the right to be:

Through some simple algebra you should be able to show that:

Checking the answer by substituting