Combine into one fraction.

Write as a fraction with a common denominator.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Move to the left of .

Add and .

Graph each side of the equation. The solution is the x-value of the point of intersection.

Solve Graphically (x(x-2))/(x+1)+1=31/(x+1)