# How do you solve #1/2 + 2/x = 1/x#?

##### 3 Answers

#### Explanation:

we need to clear all the denominators first.

multiply everything by

multiply everything by

subtract

#### Explanation:

Our goal is to isolate the variable,

Since both terms on the right share the same denominator, we can combine them.

Now we only have one

Solve.

#### Explanation:

We have an equation, so we can do anything as long as you do the same to both sides.

Multiply each term by the LCM of the denominators to cancel them.

This leaves the equation as: