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

Reorder terms.

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

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

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.

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 by adding the exponents.

Move .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Subtract from .

Reorder terms.

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

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

Since contain both numbers and variables, there are four steps to find the LCM. Find LCM for the numeric, variable, and compound variable parts. Then, multiply them all together.

Steps to find the LCM for are:

1. Find the LCM for the numeric part .

2. Find the LCM for the variable part .

3. Find the LCM for the compound variable part .

4. Multiply each LCM together.

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 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 factor for is itself.

occurs time.

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

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.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify .

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify the expression.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Multiply by .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Multiply each term in by

Multiply each term in by .

Simplify .

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify.

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Use the quadratic formula to find the solutions.

Substitute the values , , and into the quadratic formula and solve for .

Simplify.

Simplify the numerator.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Simplify the expression to solve for the portion of the .

Simplify the numerator.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Change the to .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Simplify the expression to solve for the portion of the .

Simplify the numerator.

Raise to the power of .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Change the to .

Rewrite as .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The final answer is the combination of both solutions.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve by Factoring 3/(2x)-1/(2(x+8))=1