Algebra Word Problem

  • #1
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I`ve 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 don`t know what do after this part and I
don`t even know if what I`m doing is correct.
 
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  • #2
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..
 

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