# EXAMPLE 3 An Equation Involving Fractional Expressions Solve the equation--+ SOLUTION The LCD of the fractional expressions is (x + 1)(x-2) x2-x-2. LCD to get +3 Mulitiply 2) by LCT x+x-2 Expand Simplify Solve

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This example problem has me so confused. It has been so long since I have taken Algebra. Please help me understand how they found the LCD, multiplied by the LCD, expanded, and simplified this problem. I have attached the photo of the example. Thank you!

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