Suppose you have a problem like:

The first thing you do is find out what the solution can't be so that you don't end up dividing by zero. In this example, that means neither (3x-2) nor (x+2) can be zero. So, x cannot be either 2/3 or -2 for a solution.

Once you've taken care of that, you cross-multiply to get (2x-5)(x+2) = (-4x-3)(3x-2) and proceed with the strategy for solving quadratics with brackets.

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Basic multiply/divide solve for x

Basic add/multiply mixtures

Solving basic problems involving brackets

What is cross-multiplying?

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Strategy for solving quadratic problems

Solving quadratic problems involving brackets

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Basic multiply/divide solve for x

Basic add/multiply mixtures

Solving basic problems involving brackets

What is cross-multiplying?

What is the quadratic formula?

Strategy for solving quadratic problems

Solving quadratic problems involving brackets

Solving quadratic problems involving fractions

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