Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Multiply and .

Multiply and .

Reorder the factors of .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Add and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Multiply and .

Multiply and .

Reorder the factors of .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Add and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Multiply and .

Multiply and .

Reorder the factors of .

Reorder the factors of .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Multiply by .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Add and .

Rewrite in a factored form.

Rewrite as .

Rewrite as .

Reorder and .

Since both terms are perfect squares, factor using the difference of squares formula, where and .

Multiply by .

Finding the LCD of a list of values is the same as finding the LCM of the denominators of those values.

The LCM is the smallest positive number that all of the numbers divide into evenly.

1. List the prime factors of each number.

2. Multiply each factor the greatest number of times it occurs in either number.

The prime factors for are .

has factors of and .

has factors of and .

The number is not a prime number because it only has one positive factor, which is itself.

Not prime

The LCM of is the result of multiplying all prime factors the greatest number of times they occur in either number.

The LCM of is .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

The factor for is itself.

occurs time.

The factor for is itself.

occurs time.

The LCM of is the result of multiplying all factors the greatest number of times they occur in either term.

The Least Common Multiple of some numbers is the smallest number that the numbers are factors of.

Multiply each term in by in order to remove all the denominators from the equation.

Simplify .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify terms.

Combine the opposite terms in .

Reorder the factors in the terms and .

Add and .

Add and .

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify .

Simplify by multiplying through.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Expand using the FOIL Method.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify and combine like terms.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Dividing two negative values results in a positive value.

Take the square root of both sides of the equation to eliminate the exponent on the left side.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

Simplify the right side of the equation.

Rewrite as .

Simplify the numerator.

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.

Simplify the denominator.

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

First, use the positive value of the to find the first solution.

Next, use the negative value of the to find the second solution.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

Solve by Factoring 1/(2x-1)-1/(2x+1)=1/12