How do you simplify [(X-1) / (X-3)] = [2 /(X-3)]?

Oct 30, 2015

Subtract $\frac{2}{X - 3}$ from both sides to get:

$\frac{X - 3}{X - 3} = 0$

or $1 = 0$ with exclusion $x \ne 3$

which is an equation with no solutions.

Explanation:

(X-1)/(X-3) - 2/(X-3) = ((X-1)-2)/(X-3) = (X-3)/(X-3