# Fractional Equations

by homegrown898
Tags: equations, fractional
 P: 16 Because I can't write squared, if x is squared, I will just write it like this: xsquared x/x +2 MINUS x/xsquared - 4 = x+3/x+2 I get an LCD for each fracton and then I subtract getting this: xsquared - 2x MINUS x/xsquared - 4 = (x+3)(x-2)/xsquared - 4 What do I do now? If you don't understand this just ask me to scan it
 P: 998 I suppose you mean $$\frac{x}{x+2} - \frac{x}{x^2-4} = \frac{x+3}{x+2} \Longrightarrow \frac{x^2 - 3x}{x^2 - 4} = \frac{(x+3)(x-2)}{x^2 - 4}$$ which is fine.
P: 367
 Quote by homegrown898 If you don't understand this just ask me to scan it
Or just learn LaTeX.

I'm not quite sure what you mean. I surmise it is something like this:

$$\frac{x}{x+2}-\frac{x}{x^2-4}=\frac{x+3}{x+2}$$

If it's not right, let me know.

EDIT: Yarr, Data got there before I did...

P: 16
Fractional Equations

 Quote by Data I suppose you mean $$\frac{x}{x+2} - \frac{x}{x^2-4} = \frac{x+3}{x+2} \Longrightarrow \frac{x^2 - x}{x^2 - 4} = \frac{(x+3)(x-2)}{x^2 - 4}$$ which is fine.
Moo, that was right what you posted

And that is where I got but the instructions are to solve

Is that a solution to it?
 P: 998 Note that there is a small error in the thing you quoted, which I've corrected now. To solve, multiply $x^2-4$ through both sides, expand on the right, and see what you get.
P: 16
 Quote by Data Note that there is a small error in the thing you quoted, which I've corrected now. To solve, multiply $x^2-4$ through both sides, expand on the right, and see what you get.
I don't want to learn Latex right now because it will take too long but I'll learn it for the future.

This is what I'm getting:

xsquared - 2x - x = xsquared + x - 6

I subtract xsquared on each side to cancel them out getting:

-2x - x = x - 6

I then subract x from each side getting

-3x - x = -6

Then I subract the x

-4x = -6

Did I mess up?
P: 367
 Quote by homegrown898 Did I mess up?
Looks right to me.

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