Posted by **Monique** on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 1:55pm.

When asked to solve the rational equation 11/2x^2+x-15=5/2x-5-x/x+3

a student multiplied both sides of the equation by the expression (2x2+x−15)(2x−5)(x+3).

Was this the best thing for the student to do? If not, what should the student have done?

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