# How do you solve #x-(3/8)x=5#?

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Feb 9, 2015

The quick answer is

Two points to remember in solving this kind of equation:

1. if you multiply both sides of an equation by the same amount you still have a valid equation.

2. fractions are harder to work with than integers.

We can get rid of the fraction by multiplying the fraction by 8, but we can't multiply just part of the equation, we have to multiply all parts on both sides.

So (using a