# How do you solve x^2/(x+3) - 5/(x + 3) = 0?

Jan 28, 2016

Since everything is on the same denominator, we can solve it as a quadratic equation

#### Explanation:

${x}^{2} - 5$ = 0

Factor as a difference of squares:

(x + $\sqrt{5}$)(x - $\sqrt{5}$) = 0

x = $- \sqrt{5}$ and $\sqrt{5}$

Hopefully this helps.