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## minnie123 Group Title ***edited*** ***Change the following mixed expression to a fraction*** *For this problem the final answer I got is a^3+1/a^2... I got this by multiplying a^2 by a got a^3... Added the 1 and kept the denominator.... can you tell me whats wrong because my assignment is saying that it is.... one year ago one year ago

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1. minnie123

2. surdawi

$a+\frac{ 1 }{ a^2 }$ you need a common denominator to add them $\frac{ a }{1 }+\frac{ 1 }{ a^2 }$ $\frac{ a }{1 }\frac{ a^2 }{ a^2 }+\frac{ 1 }{ a^2 }$ $\frac{ a^3 }{a^2 }+\frac{ 1 }{ a^2 }$ $\frac{ a^3 + 1 }{a^2 }$

3. hartnn

i think u just missed brackets, its (a^3+1)/a^2

4. minnie123

sorry for the long response but i had an engagement and thanks for the replies :)