# Thread: How do i solve this problem??

1. ## How do i solve this problem??

How do i get the solutions?

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

x1 = ?
x2 = ?
where x1 <= x2

thanks.

2. That looks like an online quiz. If this problem is for a grade, it is forum policy not knowingly to help with such problems.

3. this is only a practice homework problem provided by my teacher. it's not for marks.

4. 1. Combine the fractions.
2. Cross multiply.

This should be easier now. can you complete it?

5. Alternatively you can multiply through each term by $2(x+1)(x+2)$ to clear the fraction

6. Originally Posted by vecoma
1/x+1 - 1/x+2 = 1/2
Should be: 1/(x+1) - 1/(x+2) = 1/2 ; brackets very important here