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Solve the equation. Check the solution.

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    multiply through by the lcm (x+1)(x+5) to get rid of the fractions then its quite easy to solve

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    ok

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    |dw:1354922176972:dw|

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    now repeat with the second fraction

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    ok

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    |dw:1354922386868:dw|

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    no the (x+5)'s cancel out

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    o ok so-1(x -1)

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    i mean +

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    right so you have -4(x+5) = -1(x+1)

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    ok

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    Cross multiplying. \[-4(x+5)=-1(x+1)\] then multiply out. -4x-20=-x-1 move -4x to the right and -1 to the left. -20+1=-x+4x -19=3x x=-19/3

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    yup

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    o ok i got a little confused at first...thanks so much u guys

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    yw

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    cwrw already had it.

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