simplify: 1/3 - (x-2)/3
(1-2)/3 - x
-(1/3) - x
I get -x-(1/3) but the online example states it should be (-x + 3)/3
is this correct and why?
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They are correct.
Since you have common denominators, you can combine numerators. You'll get
After distributing the negative, you'll have
1 - x + 2 in the numerator.
excellent explanation - thanks.
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