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

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Would it be 3+x/ xy ??

Mertsj
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The 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:

Mertsj
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\frac{3}{xy}+\frac{x^2}{xy}=\frac{3+x^2}{xy}\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the correct answer is 3+ x^2 / xy right?? I understand that now thank you!!
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