## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\frac{7}{8}x + 1 = \frac{5}{8}x$ Subtract $\frac{5}{8}x$ from both sides: $\frac{2}{8}x + 1 = 0$ Simplify: $\frac{1}{4}x + 1 = 0$ Subtract 1 from both sides: $\frac{1}{4}x$ = -1 Multiply both sides by 4: x = -4