# SOLUTION: please{{{ 2/x+3+5/x+3=-2/x^2-9 }} I have already gotten the common denominator of x+3 which breaks the equation down to 2+5=-2/x+3 Which I am unsure how to continue to get the so

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 Question 307386: please 2/x+3+5/x+3=-2/x^2-9 }} I have already gotten the common denominator of x+3 which breaks the equation down to 2+5=-2/x+3 Which I am unsure how to continue to get the solution. Answer by rapaljer(4670)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Factor the third denominator, and the LCD will be (x+3)(x-3). Multiply both sides by (x-3)(x+3). Divide out the factors to clear the denominators: For additional explanation on fractional equations, please see my own website. You can find my website by doing a Google search for my name "Dr. Robert J. Rapalje". Look for "Rapalje Homepage", which should be the first item on the search. Once you find my homepage, for a written explanation, click on "Basic, Intermediate, and College Algebra: One Step at a Time." Look in Intermediate Algebra in Chapter 2 for Section 2.07 Fractional Equations. There you will find a detailed explanation, and solutions to problems in LIVING COLOR!! In addition, there is a FREE video of me teaching this topic a few years ago. To see the video, from my Homepage, look for "Rapalje Videos in Living Color." Choose Intermediate Algebra, and look for the video called "Fractional and Literal Equations." I have many other topics explained in this way from Basic, Intermediate, and College Algebra. Please check out my website to see what I have. It's all FREE. Dr. Robert J. Rapalje, Retired Seminole State College of Florida Altamonte Springs Campus