## anonymous one year ago Add and simplify 3/(xy) + x/y

1. anonymous

@Misty1212

2. LynFran

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3. LynFran

simplify...

4. LynFran

what do u get??

5. anonymous

Would it be 3+x/ xy ??

6. Mertsj

The two denominators are xy and y The common denominator is xy The first fraction already has the common denominator so leave it alone Multiply the second fraction by x/x : $\frac{x}{y}\times\frac{x}{x}= \frac{x^2}{xy}$ Now the two fractions have the same denominator so add them by adding the numerators:

7. Mertsj

$\frac{3}{xy}+\frac{x^2}{xy}=\frac{3+x^2}{xy}$

8. anonymous

So the correct answer is 3+ x^2 / xy right?? I understand that now thank you!!