algebra

im trying to solve a literal equation, then solve the specific question
first part is stumping me, im to solve for X
ax=bx-c
this is what I got
ax-bx=c, but don't know how to get x by itself

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asked by aaron
  1. just factor out the x:
    x(a-b) = c
    x = c/(a-b)

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