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anonymous
 5 years ago
someone please help with this algebra!
anonymous
 5 years ago
someone please help with this algebra!

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have to solve for x 8/(x^21) + 4x/(x1) + 8/(x+1) = 0

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0combine fractions by finding common denominator can you factor x^2 1 ?

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good and the other 2 denominators are factors of that right

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah but i get lsot after that

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so our denominator will be (x+1)(x1) for the 1st fraction nothing changed, 2nd fraction we added (x+1) so add (x+1) to numerator, 3rd fraction we added (x1) so add (x1) to numerator

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 8 +4x(x+1)+8(x1)=0

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes but that is all over (x1)(x+1)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh i forgot that step

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.04x=16 so therefore x=4??

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now here is shortcut, because it equals 0 the denominator doesnt matter 0/x = 0 so set numerator equal to 0 and solve for x

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you cant cancel the (x+1) and (x1) because there is addition on numerator

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and now im lost again

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good so far try factoring out an x

dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i mean take an x away from each term then you will have a product =0 solve for each part setting it equal to 0 you will have 2 answers
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