Algebra
posted by Marie .
Please show me how to solve this problem.
8/x^216 + 3/4 = 1/x4
multiply each of the terms by x^2, collect your like terms and bring them all to the left side.
You will have a quadratic equation.
BTW, since you did not use brackets I will assume your last term is (1/x)4
and not 1/(x4), otherwise the solution process would change.
looking at your equation and the values again, you probably meant:
8/(x^216) + 3/4 = 1/(x4)
in that case, notice that x^216 factors into (x+4)(x4)
so multiply each term by 4(x+4)(x4), which will clear all your denominators, and you will have a quadratic.
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