# Alternate Form Help

• December 20th 2010, 10:42 PM
QED
Alternate Form Help
How does:

(x+1)/(x+2)

Become?:

1 - 1/(x+2)

Thanks.
• December 20th 2010, 11:05 PM
TheCoffeeMachine
$\displaystyle \frac{x+1}{x+2} = \frac{(x+2)-1}{x+2} = \frac{x+2}{x+2}-\frac{1}{x+2} = 1-\frac{1}{x+2}.$
• December 20th 2010, 11:53 PM
QED
Thank you!
• December 21st 2010, 01:07 AM
pickslides
Using polynomial long division will also get you the same result.