Show that (3x + 2)/(x + 1) = 3 - 1/(x +1) any help would be appreciated! Not sure where to start! Thanks!
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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?
$\displaystyle \frac{3x+2}{x+1}=\frac{(x+1)+(x+1)+(x+1)-1}{x+1}=3-\frac{1}{x+1}$
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