1. ## Solving 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

2. ## Re: Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

I would multiply through by $\displaystyle x^2+2$ first...

3. ## Re: Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

Originally Posted by MarkFL
I would multiply through by $\displaystyle x^2+2$ first...
Multiply both sides by $\displaystyle x^2 + 2$ which gets me x-4 = 2x^2 + 4 and then move everything to either the right or left?

4. ## Re: 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.

5. ## Re: 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.

6. ## Re: 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.