Hey guys, I am having trouble with this problem that consists on fractions.

I know how to solve using quadratic formula but I don't know what step I should do for this one

Solve each equation:

(x-4) / (x^2 + 2) = 2

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- May 5th 2013, 09:52 PMCakeSolving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
Hey guys, I am having trouble with this problem that consists on fractions.

I know how to solve using quadratic formula but I don't know what step I should do for this one

Solve each equation:

(x-4) / (x^2 + 2) = 2 - May 5th 2013, 10:01 PMMarkFLRe: Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
I would multiply through by $\displaystyle x^2+2$ first...

- May 5th 2013, 10:11 PMCakeRe: Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
- May 5th 2013, 10:14 PMMarkFLRe: Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
It really doesn't matter, as long as one side is zero. I would move everything to the right, then combine like terms and arrange with the zero on the right side. Now you will have the equation in standard quadratic form.

- May 5th 2013, 10:30 PMCakeRe: Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
Sweet, I got the correct answer. It's quite funny how simple it was. Guess I can't see the simplest things sometimes haha. Thanks a lot.

- May 5th 2013, 10:39 PMMarkFLRe: Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
Glad to help...and we all feel at times that we have missed something obvious; it goes with the territory. :D