Posted by **jessica** on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 4:28pm.

1/x^2+5/x=4 Can someone please help me with this problem by showing the steps that I would have to do to get the answer? I have no idea how to do this. Please help somebody.

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**drwls**, Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 5:39pm
I will be glad to show you once you have put the parentheses in the proper place.

For example, do you mean

(1/x^2) + (5/x) = 4 ?

If so, multiply each term buy x^2 and solve the resulting quadratic.

4x^2 -5x -1 = 0

(x = (1/8)[5 +/- sqrt(41)]

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