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

x + $\frac{5}{4} = \frac{3}{4}x$ Subtract $\frac{3}{4}x$ from both sides: $\frac{1}{4}x + \frac{5}{4} = 0$ Subtract $\frac{5}{4}$ from both sides: $\frac{1}{4}x = -\frac{5}{4}$ Multiply each side by the reciprocal of the coefficient, 4: x = ($-\frac{5}{4}$)*4 = -5