How do i get the solutions?

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7596/mathprob.jpg

1/x+1 - 1/x+2 = 1/2

x1 = ?

x2 = ?

where x1 <= x2

thanks.

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- Jan 21st 2011, 10:11 AMvecomaHow do i solve this problem??
How do i get the solutions?

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7596/mathprob.jpg

1/x+1 - 1/x+2 = 1/2

x1 = ?

x2 = ?

where x1 <= x2

thanks. - Jan 21st 2011, 10:13 AMAckbeet
That looks like an online quiz. If this problem is for a grade, it is forum policy not knowingly to help with such problems.

- Jan 21st 2011, 10:32 AMvecoma
this is only a practice homework problem provided by my teacher. it's not for marks.

- Jan 21st 2011, 10:36 AMUnknown008
1. Combine the fractions.

2. Cross multiply.

This should be easier now. can you complete it? - Jan 21st 2011, 11:25 AMe^(i*pi)
Alternatively you can multiply through each term by $\displaystyle 2(x+1)(x+2)$ to clear the fraction

- Jan 21st 2011, 06:22 PMWilmer