yrivers36
  • yrivers36
Solve: 1/x+4-1/x=1 I found the lcd but lost afterwards.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
do you mean 1/(x+4) - (1/x) = 1 ?
yrivers36
  • yrivers36
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok for this type of equation, it's easiest to get rid of the fractions. so you want to multiply both sides by (x+4)(x) to get rid of both fractions on the left side.

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yrivers36
  • yrivers36
what happens to the 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
well, it gets multiplied by the (x+4)(x) just like the left side.
yrivers36
  • yrivers36
oh ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
so can you move forward from there or are you still stuck?
yrivers36
  • yrivers36
I came up with x-x+4=x(x=4)
anonymous
  • anonymous
be careful with your parentheses, what you have there doesn't look quite right, but almost there
yrivers36
  • yrivers36
Ok thank you I'm going to see if i can go further
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok let me know if you need more help. remember when you are done you can always plug your answer back into the equation to see if it works.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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