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: 59

Answer

$\frac{19}{24x}$

Work Step by Step

By inspection, we see that the LCM of the denominators is $24x$. Therefore, we create a denominator using this LCM and obtain: $\frac{5}{8x}+\frac{1}{6x}$ =$\frac{3(5)+4(1)}{24x}$ =$\frac{15+4}{24x}$ =$\frac{19}{24x}$
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