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# Solve the rational equation $\frac{5}{x-7}=\frac{2}{x-2}$

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##  Final answer to the problem

$x=-\frac{4}{3}$
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##  Step-by-step Solution 

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Inverting the equation

$\frac{x-7}{5}=\frac{x-2}{2}$

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$\frac{x-7}{5}=\frac{x-2}{2}$

Learn how to solve rational equations problems step by step online. Solve the rational equation 5/(x-7)=2/(x-2). Inverting the equation. Apply fraction cross-multiplication. Solve the product 2\left(x-7\right). Solve the product 5\left(x-2\right).

##  Final answer to the problem

$x=-\frac{4}{3}$

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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.