Solve each of the following equations. Be sure to check your solutions. Homework Help ✎
x2 + 6x + 9 = 2x2 + 3x + 5
= x + 3
To remove the denominator, multiply both sides of (or each term in) the equation by (x + 1).
x = 4, −1
Subtract 8 from both sides and divide both sides by −1.
After setting the resulting equation equal to zero and solving the quatdratic equation, x = 4.
Square both sides and simplify.
9 − 2x = x2 − 10x + 25