How do you solve # 4 /(x+1 )+ 3 /(x - 4) = 2 /( x +1)#?
Assuming you want to solve for x, find the common denominator for the left side,
Our strategy will be to eliminate quotients.
This equation will look a lot less scary if we multiply both sides by
Now subtract 4 from both sides of the equation.
Now multiply both side s of the equation by
Hey! No more quotients! Now apply the distributive property.
Subtract 3 from both sides of this equation.
Divide both sides of this equation by 5.
We can check our answer.
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