# Algebra Word Problem

1. Feb 27, 2005

### homegrown898

http://www26.brinkster.com/nick898/question.htm

Ive scanned the question so you can understand it better. This is how
I started...

x+1/x - 1/4 = x+3/x+2

But this is how far I got. I dont know what do after this part and I
dont even know if what Im doing is correct.

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2. Feb 27, 2005

### Pseudo Statistic

I'll show what I got..
The original one should be (x+1)/x
And it's saying that (x+3)/(x+2) = (x+1)/x - 1/4
So you aren't far off... not you can use your favourite method of solving rational expressions.. my way of choice is cross-multiply...
In the end, x = -4 || 2
Then go on from there..