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    Rational expressions?

    the top of the paper says "Rational Expressions"
    Directions:
    Solve the equation.

    equations at the link

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    For the first one, multiply both sides through by 6 and then by 9, what do you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    For the first one, multiply both sides through by 6 and then by 9, what do you get?
    How about just multiply both sides by 18?
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    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    How about just multiply both sides by 18?
    I agree that this is a better step towards the answer. I think my step(s) are easier to follow for someone who is new to algebra. The candidate can see the 6 and 9, the 18 might be a mystery!
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    Well, pretty difficult to help, since we don't know how far Mr Myers can get on his own...
    Can you show your work, please?
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    for each equation, multiply every term by the common denominator to clear the fractions. common denominators are ...

    1. 18

    2. x

    3. (m-3)(m+3)

    4. (m-5)(m+5)

    remember the restrictions on certain values that make the denominator value 0.

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