Math Help - Simplify Complex Fraction

1. 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.

2. 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...

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