# Algebra

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Solve for x in terms of a and b
(b-a)x=3x-(5/a)

I can't figure out how to get the x alone with out getting (3x)/(b-a).

Can anyone help explain?

• Algebra -

(b-a)x = 3x - (5/a)
(5/a) = 3x - (b-a)x

Now factor out x.

(5/a) = x(3 - (b-a))

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