This is a rational equation, and we will run through the steps

for solving rational equations. First clear denominators. Multiply both

sides by a common denominator. The smallest common denominator

is 12. Multiply both sides by 12.

Remove parentheses.

Assemble the surviving factors.

Transpose

Combine

Copy down the original equation

except that wherever you see an x substitute the solution in

parentheses.

This simplifies to

or

which checks