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Multiply through by the lowest common denominator and simplify the linear equation you're left with
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Hello all. i'm currently trying to solve this equation:
x-1 / x - 4 / x+3 = 0
my skills with rational equations are very limited, and find myself getting getting frustratingly confused alot !
i've got as far as :
(x-1)(x+3) / x(x+3) - 4x / x(x+3)
i'm hoping someone can give me some insight into solving this as i'm lost as to what i need to do next.
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hello once again.. ok, i feel i've moved on a little bit with this but seemingly got stuck again as i cant seem to get a quadratic form..
so i've muliplied by x(x+3) to give:
x-1(x(x+3)) / x - 4(x(x+3)) / (x+3)
cancelling i then get:
x-1(x+3) - 4x
expanding :
x - x - 3 - 4x ...
i'm lost! help appreciated. thanks in advance.