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    Alternate Form Help

    How does:

    (x+1)/(x+2)

    Become?:

    1 - 1/(x+2)

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