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Quick assistance needed for simplifying a rational equation

I'm apparently in Math 125 and dealing with Rational functions, I already hit a brick wall. Here's the picture I attached of the problem I'm trying to simplify along with the answer that was wrong. Maybe there is something I missed?

I basically multiplied the two denominators to each side along with the numerators, did all the distributing, and combined like terms to get my simplified version.

It's been a long time. (Shake) Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Quick assistance needed for simplifying a rational equation

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**JacobD94** I basically multiplied the two denominators to each side along with the numerators, did all the distributing, and combined like terms to get my simplified version.

Notice that

so when adding we get

Re: Quick assistance needed for simplifying a rational equation

Thanks! It's been a while, that means I'll have to review polynomial rules. :)