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**Tren301** Thanks Archi,

I could follow your second example better. So x=3, or x=2. Is there a process for turning that into a fraction of 3/2 0r 2/3, or do we just use logic, to explain that it is their sum that equals to 2 1/6, so therefore that is it? I liked the logic of explaining the integers! With the first example I don't see how you got 3 lots of (a+b) in the numerator...(a+b)(a+b)b(a+b)over b(a+b). I thought it would have been (a+b)(a+b)b2 over b(a+b). Don't you multilpy the numerator and denominator, by the other fractions denominator to balance the fractions? I understand the rest of the example after that. But in the first place, how did you come up with (a+b)/b and b/(a+b). I understand the use of a/b and b/a. Pardon my ignorance, and thanks for your time.

Tren301