# How do you solve #(x - 5) / (x - 8) = (x + 1) / (x - 5)#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

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

#### Explanation:

Dividing out the denominators gives

# 11 = x