Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 8 Rational Functions - 8.6 Solve Rational Equations - 8.6 Exercises - Quiz for Lessons 8.4-8.6 - Page 595: 5



Work Step by Step

Creating like denominators in order to simplify, we find: $$\frac{x+4}{\left(x-4\right)\left(x+4\right)}+\frac{x-4}{\left(x-4\right)\left(x+4\right)}\\ =\frac{x+4+x-4}{\left(x-4\right)\left(x+4\right)}\\ =\frac{2x}{\left(x-4\right)\left(x+4\right)}$$
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