Algebra 1

1/x +1/x+16=1/15

Can someone help me with this problem

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  1. multiply each term by 15x

    15 + 15 + 240x = x
    239x = -30
    x = -30/239

    That is the correct solution for the way you presented the equation, but ....

    I have a sneaking suspicion that you meant

    1/x + 1/(x+16) = 1/15

    In that case multiply each term by 15x(x+16)
    You will end up with a quadratic

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  2. thanks Reiny for your help

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