Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 7 - Section 7.5 - Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 525: 58


Answer: $\frac{x - 5}{5x}$

Work Step by Step

When a given number/expression is multiplied by its reciprocal, the result will always be = 1. Reciprocal of x $\rightarrow$ $\frac{1}{x}$ Reciprocal of 5 $\rightarrow$ $\frac{1}{5}$ Thus, $\frac{1}{5}$ - $\frac{1}{x}$ = $\frac{x - 5}{5x}$.
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