If a number is added to the numerator of 5/7 and the same number is subtracted from the denominator, the result is
5. Find the number.
x = the number
5 + x  = 5 7  x 5 + x = 5(7  x) {multiplied each side by (7  x)} 5 + x = 35  5x {used distributive property} 6x = 30 {added 5x and subtracted 5 from each side} x = 5 {divided each side by 4} the number is 5 Ask Algebra House Comments are closed.

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