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In the answer book to Stewart's College Algebra 4th Edition, question 47 in Review for Chapter 2, it takes me, in a distance/rate/time problem, from 4/(r+8) + 2.5/(r) = 1 (which I got), to this common denominator procedure: "Multiplying by 2r(r+8), we get..." WHERE DID THEY GET THE "2"? It continues on to a quadratic procedure, all of which follows logically, and the answer, r = [-3 + (sq rt of 329)]/4, which seems to be right when I plug it back in. Can't figure out that 2... Thanks for anybody's help.