I am taking an online algebra class and haven't done algebra for years. I'm just wanting to see if anyone can help me out with a few that I'm having promblems with.

1 over x+6+12 over x^-36=1

Any help would be great.

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- Aug 12th 2011, 09:07 AMbevoSimplify Complex Fraction
I am taking an online algebra class and haven't done algebra for years. I'm just wanting to see if anyone can help me out with a few that I'm having promblems with.

1 over x+6+12 over x^-36=1

Any help would be great. - Aug 12th 2011, 12:33 PMWilmerRe: Simplify Complex FractionCode:
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x+6+12 = 1

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x^-36

If so, questions:

why are you showing x+6+12 instead of simply x+18?

if you're in learning stages, why are you given something that complicated?

Have you come across equations that can be solved only numerically?

That's the case with that one... - Aug 12th 2011, 12:36 PMe^(i*pi)Re: Simplify Complex Fraction
$\displaystyle \dfrac{\left(\frac{1}{x+6+12}\right)}{x^{-36}} = 1$ per chance?

If so you can simplify by writing 6+12 as 18 and using the fact that $\displaystyle \dfrac{\left(\frac{a}{b}\right)}{c} = \dfrac{a}{bc}$.