# How do you solve the rational equation #-8/(5x)+2/(3x)=7/15#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 22, 2016

multiply BOTH sides of the equation by the lowest common denominator for all 3 fractions. The LCD is 15x

after multiplying both sides by 15x, you will obtain:

or

which is a nice simple linear equation with NO fractions!

solve by eliminating the fractions first