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My question is- Solve completely: $$ ax + b - \frac{5x + 2ab}{5} = \frac{1}{4}$$

Any guidance to solve this question would be helpful.

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Try isoleting $x$ – Belgi Jun 1 '12 at 14:57

Hint: you have $$ax + b - x - \frac{2}{5}ab = \frac{1}{4}.$$

  • move all the terms that has an $x$ in them to one side and everything to the other side: $$ ax - x = \frac{1}{4} + \frac{2}{5}ab - b$$

  • Factor out $x$ from each term. (on the left)

  • Divide by the "stuff" that is multiplied by $x$
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thanks.Was really helpful. – mgh Jun 1 '12 at 15:08
No problem. Glad it was helpful. – Thomas Jun 1 '12 at 15:08

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