Posted by **Shay** on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 6:40pm.

solve 1-(2/x)=2/(x+2)

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1-(2/x)=2/(x+2)

Multiply both sides by x(x+2):

x(x+2) - 2(x+2) = 2x

Note that we cannot allow x to be 0 or minus two because for these values the original equation is not defined. The left hand side is:

x(x+2) - 2(x+2).

Factor out the term (x + 2):

x(x+2) - 2(x+2) = (x-2)(x+2) = x^2 - 4

If you now bring the term 2x from the right hand side to the left you get the equation:

x^2 - 2x - 4 = 0 --->

x = 1 +/- sqrt[5]

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