x-1 + x-3 = x+13
If someone could do this step by step would help me a ton and would be appreciated.
I am confused about the LCD is it LCD=(x+5),(x+2)?
because when I do on the right side of the = it is (x+13)(x+5)(x+2) and I think thats wrong because she said in our class we wont foil three sets of brackets.
the LCD is (x+5)(x+2)
if you mulitply ech term by the LCD you will eliminate the fractions and have (x-1)(x+2)+(x-3)(x+5)=(x+13)(x+5)(x+2)
FOIL the 1st and 2nd terms and mulitply the last terms and you now have:
Combine like terms on each side and you have:
Get all terms to the left side and you now have:
from here use synthetic division or factor by grouping...hope this helped!