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    Simplify 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.
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    Re: Simplify Complex Fraction

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    x+6+12  = 1
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     x^-36
    Is that what you mean?
    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...
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    Re: Simplify Complex Fraction

    \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 \dfrac{\left(\frac{a}{b}\right)}{c} = \dfrac{a}{bc}.
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