# How do you solve #1/(x+4)-2=(3x-2)/(x+4)#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 13, 2016

#### Explanation:

Get a common denominator by multiplying the 2nd term by

Compare to a simple equation like

Because there is a common denominator, this can be solve with the numerators only

Similarly, solve the equation using only the numerators.

Distribute the negative.

When solving rational equations, it is important to check for extraneous solutions (solutions that "don't work" or result in division by zero).