# How do you solve \frac { x + 5} { x + 7} = \frac { 6} { 3}?

Apr 3, 2017

See below.

#### Explanation:

We can actually completely simplify the right hand side, as $\frac{6}{3} = 2$.

Then, $\frac{x + 5}{x + 7} = 2$

Multiplying both sides by $x + 7$, we get

$x + 5 = 2 x + 14$

$5 = x + 14$

$- 9 = x$.