# Lost in a Problem

## Homework Statement

What I have is 3x-8/x^2-5x+6+x+2

## Homework Equations

Haven't come upon any as of yet...

## 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.

## Answers and Replies

You need to state your problem better. You don't have an = sign, so there's nothing to solve.

like christian said, you first need to restate your problem, so we would know what what to deal with. You cannot solve that equation unless ther is an "=" sign.