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    Algebraic Fraction Simplifying

    Hi i cant seem to work out how to simplify this if anyone can help thanks.

    1/x + x/x+y + y/x-y
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    Start with a common denominator. You tell me what that is and let's see where that takes us.
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    thats the problem i cant seem to find the common denominator once i have got that then i could work the rest out i just dont see where i get it from. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by max2040uk View Post
    Hi i cant seem to work out how to simplify this if anyone can help thanks.

    1/x + x/x+y + y/x-y
    Quote Originally Posted by TKHunny View Post
    Start with a common denominator. You tell me what that is and let's see where that takes us.
    Quote Originally Posted by max2040uk View Post
    thats the problem i cant seem to find the common denominator once i have got that then i could work the rest out i just dont see where i get it from. thanks
    \frac{1}{x} + \frac{x}{x + y} + \frac{y}{x - y}
    Looks to me like a good common denominator would be x(x + y)(x - y)

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