3 / [x-4] =1 +5/[x+4]

place over lowest common denominator [LCD] =[x-4][1][x+4]

3 [x+4] /LCD] =[ x-4][x+4] /LCD +5[x-4] / LCD

multiply both sides by LCD and clear brackets x not =4 or -4

3x+12 = x^2-16 +5x-20

0=x^2+2x-48 factor

0=[x+8][x-6]

x=-8 or x=6 answers

Arthur