Subtract from both sides of the equation.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Multiply and .

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify each term.

Simplify the numerator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Move to the left of .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Add and .

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Solve for x x/2-1=x/5+2