>>>>;;;;Note that 1.5 is a power of 3x+1;;;;<<<<
Hello PunchFirst, note that the is multiplying the first fraction, so it goes on top; the can be written with the on top and the underneath. So we get:
Do you see how that works?
So the next stage is:OK. Now find the lowest common denominator, which is . So, writing the second fraction with this denominator, we get:
Now combine the fractions over a single denominator and simplify:
which you can write as:
if you like.