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    Find all real or imaginary solutions.

    1/x +1/x minus 1 =3/2 I try LCD and got 1 answer right out of 2.

    Minus= subtract. My subract button dont work.

    X cannot =0
    X cannot =1
    I plugin 2 into x and
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    Re: Find all real or imaginary solutions.

    learn latex for an easier time for people to answer you.

    If the question is
    \frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{x} - 1 = \frac{3}{2}, then

    \frac{2}{x} = \frac{5}{2}. x=2 is not a solution, but the equation is easily solved through basic algebra.
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    Re: Find all real or imaginary solutions.

    If the problem is \frac{1}{x}+ \frac{1}{x- 1}= \frac{3}{2}, then multiplying both sides by 2x(x- 1) reduces this to a quadratic equation.

    Do you normally solve math problems by "plugging in" numbers at random?
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