1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What I have is 3x-8/x^2-5x+6+x+2 2. Relevant equations Haven't come upon any as of yet... 3. The attempt at a solution My attempt was solve for x, but as I was solving I tried doing each part differently and I came out with 1.5 as an answer. So here are my steps... 3x-8: Don't know what happened, but my answer was -5. x^2-5x+6+x+2: Here is where more confusion arises... What I did was try and solve the x variables again; add x^2 to -5x, and my outcome was 5x+x^2, then I subtracted x from 5x+x^2 and the outcome was 5x+x^2-x, from there I ended up with -4. x^2-6x+8: Here I did basically the same as the second part and ended up with -2. .625, and -1.5 are my answers so far... And, I am lost now and in need of support.