There are a bunch of topics in math that scare the students. Fractional equation is one of them. It may seem a bit hard at first but the solution is not that difficult.

*A fractional equation is one in which one or more terms are fractions. To settle a fragmentary condition*

## To solve fractional equations, follow these steps:

### Step 1

Clear the fractions by multiplying both sides of the equation by the least common multiple (LCM) of the denominators. This will eliminate the denominators and leave you with a polynomial equation.

### Step 2

Simplify the resulting equation by distributing and combining like terms.

### Step 3

Solve the resulting equation using algebraic techniques such as factoring, completing the square, or using the quadratic formula.

### Step 4

Check your solution by plugging it back into the original equation and verifying that it satisfies the equation.

## Here’s an example:

Solve for x:

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

Step 1: Multiply both sides by the LCM of the denominators, which is 2x. This gives:

2 + x = x/2

Step 2: Simplify by combining like terms:

x/2 – x = -2

-x/2 = -2

Step 3: Multiply both sides by -2 to isolate x:

x = 4

Step 4: Check by plugging x = 4 back into the original equation:

(2/4) + 1 = (1/2)

1/2 + 1 = 1/2

The solution checks out, so x = 4 is the correct solution.

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