# Math Help - Math Help Please!

I'm blanking here on one of the most simplest math question...

How does (x^2)/(x^2+1) simplifies to x - (1/x^2+1)?

2. Originally Posted by juicysharpie
I'm blanking here on one of the most simplest math question...

How does (x^2)/(x^2+1) simplifies to x - (1/x^2+1)?

$\frac{x^2}{x^2 + 1} = \frac{(x^2 + 1) - 1}{x^2 + 1} = \frac{x^2 + 1}{x^2 + 1} - \frac{1}{x^2 + 1} = 1 - \frac{1}{x^2 + 1}$.