How do you solve #(x - 5) / (x - 8) = (x + 1) / (x - 5)#?
Multiply both sides by
Next, multiply out all the brackets:
Bring all the x-terms to one side and the constants to the other:
Simplify and solve for x:
x =11 multiply both sides by the denominators to eliminate the fractions then solve for x
Dividing out the denominators gives
# 11 = x