step by step solve equations

Arlandria, you have to use parentheses for this kind of problem, or use the bar notation to avoid the double reading!!

(2x - 3) / (x + 1) = 2 - (3x - 1) / (x + 1)

or

2x – 3 3x – 1

———— = 2 – ————

x + 1 x + 1

2x – 3 3x – 1

————— + ———— = 2

x + 1 x + 1

2x – 3 + 3x – 1

————————— = 2

x + 1

5x – 4

———— = 2

x + 1

5x – 4 = 2(x + 1)

5x – 4 = 2x + 2

5x – 2x = 4 + 2

3x = 6

** x = 2**

## Comments

Just one question: how did you figure out it is (2x-3)/(x+1), not 2x-3/(x+1), for example??

A+ question, Kiril. He-he, because I did tons of virtual problems with students and know formats of the problems.

... plus logic! Student used spaces! :)