Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 7 - Section 7.5 - Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions - Exercise Set: 5

Answer

The solution is -2

Work Step by Step

2-$\frac{8}{x}$=6 x(2-$\frac{8}{x}$)=x*6 2x-$\frac{8}{x}$x=6x 2x-8=6x 2x-6x-8=6x-6x -4x-8=0 -4x-8+8=0+8 -4x=8 x=-2 The solution is -2 Check Let x=-2 2-$\frac{8}{x}$=6 2-$\frac{8}{-2}$=6 2-(-4)=6 2+4=6 6=6
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