Combine and .

Combine and .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

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 .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Multiply by .

Multiply both sides of the equation by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply by .

Solve for x 5/8x=1/2x+2