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anonymous
 5 years ago
I hope someone can help me. I have to solve the following rational expression:
5  a1/a+2 = a^2  1/a + 2 (the slashes represent fractions). I am coming up with an answer of 4a + 9/ a+2 = a  1 but it doesn't seem right. Please help.
anonymous
 5 years ago
I hope someone can help me. I have to solve the following rational expression: 5  a1/a+2 = a^2  1/a + 2 (the slashes represent fractions). I am coming up with an answer of 4a + 9/ a+2 = a  1 but it doesn't seem right. Please help.

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amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1cross multiply then combine lke terms

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\frac{5a1}{a+2} = \frac{a^21}{a+2}\] that 1 looks suspicious

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1since the denoms are the same, just ignore them... equate the tops

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Make the 5 a fraction of 5/1 correct? If so, do I need to change that to the denominator a + 2 or just include the 5 into the answer?
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