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# Solve the rational equation $\frac{x-4}{2x-8}=5$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$x=4$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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Multiply both sides of the equation by $2x-8$

$x-4=5\left(2x-8\right)$

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$x-4=5\left(2x-8\right)$

Learn how to solve rational equations problems step by step online. Solve the rational equation (x-4)/(2x-8)=5. Multiply both sides of the equation by 2x-8. Factor the polynomial \left(2x-8\right) by it's greatest common factor (GCF): 2. We need to isolate the dependent variable x, we can do that by simultaneously subtracting -4 from both sides of the equation. Solve the product 10\left(x-4\right).

##  Final answer to the problem

$x=4$

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###  Main Topic: Rational Equations

Rational or fractional equations are those equations that contain algebraic fractions, and where the variable or unknown appears in the denominator of at least one of those fractions.