Precalculus (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 013421742X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13421-742-0

Chapter 1 - Equations and Inequalities - 1.6 Other Types of Equations and Applications - 1.6 Exercises - Page 146: 6


Option $B$

Work Step by Step

The given expression is a rational equation. RECALL: A rational equation can be solved by multiplying both sides of the equation by the LCD of the rational expressions. The LCD of the rational expression in the given rational equation is $x(x+5)$. Thus, the first step in solving the equation is to multiply $x(x+5)$ to both sides of the equation. Therefore, the answer is Option $B$.
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