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1/x+2 + 1/X+4 =1

Solve by using quadratic formula.

  • math help!! -

    I am sure you meant to say

    1/(x+2) + 1/(x+4) = 1
    multiply by (x+2)(x+4)
    x+4 + x+2 = x^2 + 6x + 8
    x^2 + 4x + 2 = 0

    x = (-4 ± √8)/2
    = (-4 ± 2√2)/2
    = -2 ± √2

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