Subtract from both sides of the equation.

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

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.

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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.

Multiply each term in by in order to remove all the denominators from the equation.

Simplify .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Simplify .

Simplify each term.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Apply the distributive property.

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 .

Move to the left of .

Rewrite as .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Simplify by adding terms.

Subtract from .

Add and .

Since is on the right side of the equation, switch the sides so it is on the left side of the equation.

Set the equation equal to zero.

Move all the expressions to the left side of the equation.

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

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

Simplify .

Subtract from .

Subtract from .

Factor the left side of the equation.

Let . Substitute for all occurrences of .

Factor by grouping.

Reorder terms.

For a polynomial of the form , rewrite the middle term as a sum of two terms whose product is and whose sum is .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as plus

Apply the distributive property.

Factor out the greatest common factor from each group.

Group the first two terms and the last two terms.

Factor out the greatest common factor (GCF) from each group.

Factor the polynomial by factoring out the greatest common factor, .

Replace all occurrences of with .

Replace the left side with the factored expression.

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Set the first factor equal to and solve.

Set the first factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Set the next factor equal to and solve.

Set the next factor equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The final solution is all the values that make true.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Solve for w 6+4/(w-1)=5/(w+2)