Solving a Fractional Equation
Date: 3/10/96 at 20:3:24 From: Larrieux Emmanuel Subject: I have a little question! Hi Swat Team! Can you help me with this? 2 2 M + N M + N 2M ----- + ------- - ------ = 2 2 N - M N - M M - N Thanks a lot! Bye, Emmanuel Larrieux
Date: 3/28/96 at 23:35:46 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: I have a little question ! Hi there Emmanuel! For this problem you need a common denominator. I'd suggest using N^2 - M^2 (that is, N squared minus M squared) as the common denominator. (N - M) times (N + M) will give you N^2 - M^2 So will (M - N) * (-1) * (N + M) Can you take it from here? Write us back if you need more help. -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum
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