# How do you simplify #x^2/(x^2-4) = x/(x+2)-2/(2-x) #?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

The given equation represents an impossible relation,

...unless (see below)

#### Explanation:

If we attempt to simplify the given equation (by multiplying both sides by

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As an alternative answer to the one given above, it is possible to claim a pair of solutions:

and if we look at the graphs for the left and right sides of the given equation this (sort of) makes sense:

The limits at