How do you solve for x?

a - c

-------- = m

x - a

a - c

-------- = m

x - a

a - c = m(x - a) {multiplied both sides by x - a}

a - c = mx - ma {used distributive property}

a - c + ma = mx {added ma to both sides}

**a - c + ma**

--------------- = x{divided both sides by m}

--------------- = x

**m**

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