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Emi248
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How to solve this equation using LCD method? Step by step explanation much appreciated
 8 months ago
 8 months ago
Emi248 Group Title
How to solve this equation using LCD method? Step by step explanation much appreciated
 8 months ago
 8 months ago

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Emi248 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[\frac{ 3 }{ x+2 } +\frac{ 1 }{ 2x } = \frac{ 4 }{ x+2 }\]
 8 months ago

UsukiDoll Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
LCD is (x+2)(2x) multiply the numerator and denominator with that. Then cancel out whatever is in common. for example on the first fraction 2x is missing so multiply the 2x on the numerator and denominator second part is (x+2) . hmm you should subtract the 4/x+2 and combine like terms before doing lcd
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Emi248 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Could you explain how to solve the equation completely?
 8 months ago

annasjuice Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
3/(x+2) + 1/2x = 4/(x+2) so, to find the Least Common Denominator, in this case just multiply (x+2) x 2x. you always have to multiply the numerator too when multiplying the denominator. You just can't leave out the numerator. so, [3(2x)/(x+2)(2x)] + [1(x+2)/(x+2)(2x)] = 4(2x)/(x+2)(2x)
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Emi248 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Would you distribute and get: 6x/(x+2)(2x) + x+2/(x+2)(2x) = 8x/(x+2)(2x) Is this right? and if it is what do I do next?
 8 months ago

Emi248 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I solved the problem! Thank you for all the help ^^
 8 months ago
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