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 - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 695: 10


The equation has one solution, -1.

Work Step by Step

$\frac{3}{a}-\frac{5}{a}=2$ $\frac{3-5}{a}=2$ $\frac{-2}{a}=2$ $a=-\frac{2}{2}$ $a=-1$ Check: $\frac{3}{-1}-\frac{5}{-1}=-3+5=2$ The equation has one solution, -1.
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