Im new to algebra and need to know how:
1 + 2/x^2 + 4 can be combined into 1 term
thanks
Are you familiar with adding numerical fractions? If so you know that to add fractions we need to have a common denominator.
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First you may as well say that to make our life easier
It is the same principle with algebra, you want to get it so that have the same denominator. So what would you multiply by to get a common denominator?
ok so I tried this:
1 + 2/x^2 + 4 =
1/x^2 + 4 + 2/x^2 + 4 =
then multiplied the top left numerator by the bottom right denominator and added the numerator to get:
x^2 + 6/x^2 + 4
is that the way its done?
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for info on how to make fractions look nice.
But given:
you are correct.