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# Solve the rational equation $\frac{x+1}{x-5}=-1$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$x=2$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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Multiply both sides of the equation by $x-5$

$x+1=-\left(x-5\right)$

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$x+1=-\left(x-5\right)$

Learn how to solve problems step by step online. Solve the rational equation (x+1)/(x-5)=-1. Multiply both sides of the equation by x-5. Simplify the product -(x-5). Group the terms of the equation by moving the terms that have the variable x to the left side, and those that do not have it to the right side. Subtract the values 5 and -1.

##  Final answer to the problem

$x=2$

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cosh
tanh
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acosh
atanh
acoth
asech
acsch