AlgebraLINEAR EQUATIONSExample 1:Solve the fractional equation .3x8x50Solution:Multiply both sides of the equation by the LCD (x).(x)^{}3x8x5(0)(x)3x + 8 + 5x = 08x + 8 = 0Now solve the equation like an ordinary linear equation.Step 1. Transpose the +8 from the left-hand to the right-hand side of the equation by changing its sign.8x = 0 - 88x = -8Step 2. Using Axiom 4, divide both sides of the equation by8.8x888x = -1Step 3. Check the root.3(1)8153815550The root checks.Rev. 0 Page 11 MA-02

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