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Could you help in the steps to this problem

5/2x + 1/4x = 5/4 + x

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All of the denominators in the equation have a common factor 4, so multiply both sides of the equation by that.

4( 5/2x + 1/4x = 5/4 + x )
10x + x = 5 + 4x

Bring the variables to one side of the equation and all the constants to the other side and solve for x.

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