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    Question Can I do this reduction on this math problem?

    If I have [n^(3)+1]/[2nē] am I correct by saying that this reduces down to [n+1]/2 or is this not correct? (I used the []'s to just clearly indicate the numerator and the denominator)

    I know that n^3/nē could be reduced down to n, but I'm not sure if using that kind of logic is still ok since the numerator has the +1.

    Please let me know, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by steph3824 View Post
    If I have [n^(3)+1]/[2nē] am I correct by saying that this reduces down to [n+1]/2 or is this not correct? (I used the []'s to just clearly indicate the numerator and the denominator)

    I know that n^3/nē could be reduced down to n, but I'm not sure if using that kind of logic is still ok since the numerator has the +1.

    Please let me know, thanks
    not correct ...

    \dfrac{n^3+1}{2n^2} = \dfrac{n^3}{2n^2} + \dfrac{1}{2n^2} = \dfrac{n}{2} + \dfrac{1}{2n^2}
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