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anonymous
 5 years ago
What are the steps to rewriting x^2/x1 as (x + 1) + (1/x1)?
anonymous
 5 years ago
What are the steps to rewriting x^2/x1 as (x + 1) + (1/x1)?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's hard to read like that, here it is formatted: \[x^2/(x1) = x+1+x^2/(x1)\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I believe you wrote the formatted equation incorrectly. It confused me for a second! Shouldn't it be: \[x^2/x1 = (x+1)+1/x1\] Anyways...My calculus professor constantly reminds our class of two of the greatest mathematic 'tricks' : adding 0 and multiplying by 1. These two tricks are ways to backtrack through equations which have been simplified and, as a result, are missing parts to the equation. This problem requires you to add 0. Instead of simply \[x^2 / x1\], write it as \[x^2 1+1/x1\] From there, you can split the fraction into two parts, and simplify both. Good luck!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oops, yes that should have been a 1 instead of a x^2 in the rewrite. Thank you so much, I see it now! :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm glad to have helped you! Whenever you're searching for an answer and you can't see it, remember that you can also add 0 and multiply by 1 to find it!
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