# SOLUTION: Please help me to solve this equation I cant seem to get it figured out. Solve for x {{{2/5=(x-2)/20}}}

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 Question 95620: Please help me to solve this equation I cant seem to get it figured out. Solve for x Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15745)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Solve for x = : You want to get rid of the denominators, multiply the equation by a number that is a multiple of both denominators. In this case 20 would do it. 20* = 20* : Cancel out the denominators and you have: 4*(2) = x - 2 8 = x - 2 8 + 2 = x; added 2 to both sides x = 10 : : Check solution by substitute in the original equation: = = ; 8/20 reduces to 2/5