February 27, 2015

Homework Help: Solving Equations with Rational Expressions

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 12:33pm.

Can someone please show me how to solve these for me?

I assume that your second equation has y as a typo. I will use that as an example.


Multiply both sides by 3. I will also assume that (1/x-5) is the same as (1/x)-5 rather than 1/(x-5).


Get the x terms on one side and the numerical terms on the other by adding 2 and subtracting 3/x from both sides.


Multiply both sides by x.



Unfortunately, I cannot carry the process further. However, it should make the process clear.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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