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# If 5 less than 40/x is −1, then x =

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18 Feb 2019, 01:09
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If 5 less than 40/x is −1, then x =

A. −10
B. −4
C. 4
D. 8
E. 10

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18 Feb 2019, 01:13
40/x-5 = -1
40-5x = -x
4x = 40
x = 10

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18 Feb 2019, 01:15
Bunuel wrote:
If 5 less than 40/x is −1, then x =

A. −10
B. −4
C. 4
D. 8
E. 10

40/x - 5 = -1

40 / x = 4

40/4 = x

x = 10.

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18 Feb 2019, 01:19
Bunuel wrote:
If 5 less than 40/x is −1, then x =

A. −10
B. −4
C. 4
D. 8
E. 10

given
40/x- 5= -1
solve for x
x = 10
IMO E
Re: If 5 less than 40/x is −1, then x =   [#permalink] 18 Feb 2019, 01:19
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