How do you solve #5/(y - 3) = (y + 7) /(2y - 6) + 1# and find any extraneous solutions?
First, multiply both sides by
Which is equal to
Distribute them out to get
Combine like terms:
Use the inverse operation to "clear out" the left side of the equation.
When we factor this, we get
To see whether this is extraneous, we plug the value in the equation.