posted by Kim .
1/9 -K+3/72k = 1/9k - k-1/8k
i can't figure out how to get rid of the denominators
It is very important to use brackets.
I will assume you meant
1/9 -(K+3)/(72k) = 1/(9k) - (k-1)/(8k)
multiply each term by 72k to get
72k - (k-3) = 8 - (k-1)
I am sure you can take it from there.