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Solving Rational Equations

Solving Rational Equations 1.2 - Solution

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We want to solve the given equation. To do so, we will first determine the least common denominator (LCD) so that we can clear the denominators. Note that the denominators are already factored. Therefore, in this case the LCD is the product between and
Simplify
Note that we have a quadratic equation now. Let's identify the values of and We see above that and Let's substitute these values into the Quadratic Formula, and solve for
Simplify right-hand side