Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 11 - Rational Expressions and Functions - 11-5 Solving Rational Equations - Lesson Check - Page 695: 5



Work Step by Step

The student did not make sure to find the LCD and create common denominators before adding the fractions. Work Step by Step The work should have been done as such: 1+1m=15 The LCD is 5m, so we must multiply both sides of the equation by 5m. 1/(5m)+(1/m)(5m)=(1/5)(5m) When we simplify, we get: 5m+5=m
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