1. ## Quick simplification help

So I have this compound fraction that I know the answer to but can't replicate it myself.

X + 1 - 6/x

(X^2 + X -6) / (x)

Can someone please give me some direction as to how they got this answer?

2. Is this your fraction (x+1)-(6/x) (I really wish I knew how to use the Latex)

If that is it you have (x+1)/1 which you need a common denominator for, thus multiply the top and bottom by x, so on top you have; x(x+1) which you can distribute, so its (x^2+x) then put that over x.

so now

((x^2+x)/x)-(6/x)

combine the tops and keep the bottoms the same so you have the fraction that is in your answer

3. X + 1 - 6/x

Your close. The problem is all on one line and the only fraction is the 6/X, However, that X in the denominator is only with the -6, not the X+1.