Question
Instead of multiplying by , multiply by and you should obtain that missing solution when solving the equation.
This works because when multiplying by , you reduce the equation to a linear equation, eliminating possible solutions.
Solve this,
(|x|+1)/(|x|-1)<4
Is there anything wrong with this step,
|x|+1 < 4|x|-4 ??
Then, -3|x|<-5
|x|>5/3
x>5/3, x<-5/3
OR
when x<0
(-x+1)/(-x-1)<4
x<-5/3
when x>=0
x>5/3
But there is another solution of -1<x<1. How to get this out??
Thanks.