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    i can't wrap my head around how to do this rational inequalities question :( help?

    solve and show work, help please, i would really really really appreciate it )': test after lunch!

    1-x/x+5>=2-x/x+6
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    Re: i can't wrap my head around how to do this rational inequalities question :( help

    You first need to get a common denominator, such as \left ( x+5 \right )\left ( x+6 \right )
    Can you go from there?
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    Re: i can't wrap my head around how to do this rational inequalities question :( help

    i tried to get common denominators and added up the numerators, i just became stuck on where to go from there... i guess i just don't understand what the question is asking and my teacher just says "figure it out"... like thanks... you're TONS OF HELP. and now i'm freaking out :'(
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    Re: i can't wrap my head around how to do this rational inequalities question :( help

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindz83 View Post
    solve and show work, help please, i would really really really appreciate it )': test after lunch!
    1-x/x+5>=2-x/x+6
    Think of the problem as \frac{1-x}{x+5}-\frac{2-x}{x+6}\ge 0~.
    The LCD is (x+5)(x+6)~.
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