## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$\frac{5}{x+1}=\frac{x+2}{x+1}$ $5(x+1)=(x+2)(x+1)$ (cross-product property) $5=x+2$ (simplify) $x=3$ Check: $5/(3+1)=5/4; (3+2)/(3+1)=5/4$ The equation has 1 solution, 3.