Any idea?

- anonymous

Any idea?

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Hello. This one is tough one for me! PLease help

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- anonymous

2 solutions... x = 3 and x = 2... do u need a detailed explanation as before?

- anonymous

Oh yes please! If anyone who have different idea please let me know

- anonymous

hold on a minute

- mathmate

Find common denominator, subtract, and cross multiply to give the quadratic equation x^2-5x+6=0, or (x-3)(x-3)=0.
However, check the two solutions x=2 or x=3 by substituting into the original equation. \(One\) of them gives a zero for denominator, hence is not a solution.

- welshfella

yes - the one that is not a solution is called extraneous.

- anonymous

So I'm correct?

- anonymous

@mathmate
@welshfella

- anonymous

only 3 is a solution... I was wrong; a bit!

- anonymous

So, can you tell me which one is correct? @welshfella @mathmate

- anonymous

I'm lost!!!

- anonymous

workout:

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- anonymous

now plugging 2 into the original equation leads to infinity - infinity; which is absurd. but 3 gives a correct solution. check for it in the same way as for 2

- welshfella

there's an error in your last line
multiplying through by (x-2)(x+2) gives (x-2)(x+2) on right hand side

- mathmate

@KittyT
You have to do some work too! lol
Read through my response and do some checking, and you will find your answer AND also understand why. OR read the last posts of @wrik003 to find the answer!
Good luck!

- welshfella

it should be
5(x + 2) - 20 = x^2 - 4

- anonymous

I got 2 solutions....

- welshfella

what are they/

- anonymous

x=3 and x=2

- anonymous

u are stating something as exact as mine @welshfella. the only difference being that u have cross-multiplied x^2 -4 with 1! Hope u get it!

- anonymous

@KittyT check my 2nd last post & u shall find the answer

- anonymous

is it your workout?

- anonymous

I think there's one solution which is x=3

- anonymous

yes... whose else's workout could it be? my local time right now is 23:42! how do u suppose I'll get external; help?!

- anonymous

So it's right?

- anonymous

yes... my workout is correct... as verified my @mathmate.

- anonymous

So my final answer is 1 solution only!

- anonymous

yes... correct

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