1. ## Alternate Form Help

How does:

(x+1)/(x+2)

Become?:

1 - 1/(x+2)

Thanks.

2. $\displaystyle \frac{x+1}{x+2} = \frac{(x+2)-1}{x+2} = \frac{x+2}{x+2}-\frac{1}{x+2} = 1-\frac{1}{x+2}.$

3. Thank you!

4. Using polynomial long division will also get you the same result.