How does:

(x+1)/(x+2)

Become?:

1 - 1/(x+2)

Thanks.

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- Dec 20th 2010, 10:42 PMQEDAlternate Form Help
How does:

(x+1)/(x+2)

Become?:

1 - 1/(x+2)

Thanks. - Dec 20th 2010, 11:05 PMTheCoffeeMachine
$\displaystyle \displaystyle \frac{x+1}{x+2} = \frac{(x+2)-1}{x+2} = \frac{x+2}{x+2}-\frac{1}{x+2} = 1-\frac{1}{x+2}.$

- Dec 20th 2010, 11:53 PMQED
Thank you!

- Dec 21st 2010, 01:07 AMpickslides
Using polynomial long division will also get you the same result.