I have had so much trouble with this rational equation. I need to solve it. The answer is 6.

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

Thanks very much!

I have had so much trouble with this rational equation. I need to solve it. The answer is 6.

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

Thanks very much!

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

Thanks very much!

Multiply each term by (x-2)(x+2).

Cancel factors which the numerator and denominator have in common:

The rest is history:

Cancel factors which the numerator and denominator have in common:

The rest is history:

Thank you very much!