posted by Dragonfly .
Solve for x:
x=11/2 or 5 1/2
is my method correct? and I need assitance checking my answer. Thanks for your help!
You need to use more parentheses to clarify your problem. I don't see how you went from a constant of 6 to 5 in the first two steps:
5/x+6+ 2/(x^2+7x+6)= 3/(x+1)
5/x+5+ 2/(x+6)(x+1) =3/(x+1)
You seem to have left out "+" in the x1 term of the third equation.
It's too full of typos to decipher, but most of your steps seem correctly done.