Posted by **Eric** on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:46pm.

Solve: 5/(x-8)-5/x = 40/(x^2-8x)

How would this be solved?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:48pm
Multiply both sides of the equation by

x(x-8)

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:51pm
Please stop changing posting names. It does you no good when working with volunteers when you try to trick them. It is difficult enough to work thru these with students who are stuck in their thinking, but much more so when those students pretend to be new at the work.

Thanks.

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**Damon**, Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:51pm
x^2-8x = x(x-8) which is LCD

so

5(x) - 5(x-8) = 40

x - x + 8 = 5

There is no solution. x can be anything

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**Eric**, Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:57pm
Thank You Damon I understand now.

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