anonymous
  • anonymous
simplify ((4x+2)/(x+5))-((3x-1)/(x+5))
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
the denominators are the same, so you can combine these fractions
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
you do so by subtracting the numerators and placing them over the common denominator
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
similar example (x-1)/(x+3) - (2x+5)/(x+3) ( (x-1) - (2x+5) )/(x+3) ( x-1 - 2x-5 )/(x+3) ( -x-6 )/(x+3) Note: this is NOT the answer since it's just an example

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anonymous
  • anonymous
so you combine like terms?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
correct, in the numerator
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what do you get for your answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
x+1/x+5
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
close, but no
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
keep in mind that you're subtracting off -1, so you're really doing -(-1) = +1
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
(4x+2) - (3x-1) 4x + 2 - 3x + 1 ... notice the sign change
anonymous
  • anonymous
so it would be x+3/x+5
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
yep
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you (:
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
yw

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