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willowdavis97
 2 years ago
(3/x)+[13/(x11)]
willowdavis97
 2 years ago
(3/x)+[13/(x11)]

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willowdavis97
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I got 28 for the answer but didn't know if it was right

tkhunny
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0?? Is there a value for x?

willowdavis97
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no just to simplify.

willowdavis97
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1its 3 over x + 13 over x11 and I am just supposed to simplify.

valentinekid
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1given \[\frac{ 3 }{ x } + \frac{13}{x11}\] we can multiply any term by 1, right? We want a common denominator, so try multiplying each term by a version of 1... \[\frac{x11}{x11}\] and \[\frac{x}{x}\] respectively to see what happens.

willowdavis97
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I did that and after everything i got 28

valentinekid
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you don't have a value for x your answer should still include x. When you multiplied (x11)/(x11) and x/x what did you end up with?

willowdavis97
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.13x33 over x^211x + 13x over x^211x

willowdavis97
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1would that be it or could i simplify more.

valentinekid
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Perfect. Now that you have a common denominator, you can combine your two fractions into one, combining like terms in your numerator: [(3x33)+13x]/(x^211x)

willowdavis97
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh okay, so in the end it would be 16x33 over x^211x?

valentinekid
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1exactly! That's as simple as you can get. :) Good work
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