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 - Page 523: 17


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2+$\frac{3}{a-3}$=$\frac{a}{a-3}$ (a-3)(2+$\frac{3}{a-3}$)=(a-3)$\frac{a}{a-3}$ 2(a-3)+(a-3)$\frac{3}{a-3}$=a 2a-6+3=a 2a-3=a 2a-a=3 a=3 The number 3 cannot be the solution, because $\frac{3}{a-3}$ undefined
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