Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 7 - Algebraic Fractions - 7.3 - Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions - Problem Set 7.3: 23

Answer

$\frac{-3x-5}{7x}$

Work Step by Step

By inspection, we see that there is a common denominator of $7x$. Therefore, we obtain: $\frac{5x-2}{7x}-\frac{8x+3}{7x}$ =$\frac{5x-2-(8x+3)}{7x}$ =$\frac{5x-2-8x-3}{7x}$ =$\frac{-3x-5}{7x}$
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