the real ad the corect aswer is 1/2. workigs: 5x=40x^-1/2. divide boths sides by 5 ad fid the reciprocal of the eqatio, sqare both sides, cross mltiply also to give.x^2¤8x=1. soo. mltiply both to give 8x^3=1. the. divide both by 8 ad cbe root both sides to give 1/3. soo. x=1/3.
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