# Math Help - Dilations, translations and reflections

1. ## Dilations, translations and reflections

Show that (3x + 2)/(x + 1) = 3 - 1/(x +1)

any help would be appreciated! Not sure where to start! Thanks!

2. Please, look at the picture below. Sorry it's messy, but that's how it goes. You divide the first thing and the answer will be the second thing.

As for #2, you take the remainder (-1) and put it on top of what you divided with..

Do you understand?

3. $\frac{3x+2}{x+1}=\frac{(x+1)+(x+1)+(x+1)-1}{x+1}=3-\frac{1}{x+1}$