# Thread: Simplifying

1. ## Simplifying

Can someone please help me simplify this?

$\frac{1-t}{(t-1)^2}$

Thank you!

2. Originally Posted by Coach
Can someone please help me simplify this?

$\frac{1-t}{(t-1)^2}$

Thank you!
The trick to remember is that
$1 - t = -1(-1 + t) = -(t - 1)$

So
$\frac{1 - t}{(t - 1)^2} = \frac{-(t - 1)}{(t - 1)^2} = -\frac{1}{t - 1}$

-Dan