# check

• May 6th 2009, 10:56 AM
seders99
check
can someone tell me if this is right

6
x-1

7
2

19/2

i got that because i cancelled the x-1

but it just doesnt seem right
• May 6th 2009, 11:40 AM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by seders99
can someone tell me if this is right

6
x-1

7
2

19/2

i got that because i cancelled the x-1

but it just doesnt seem right

Hi seders99,

$\frac{6}{x-1}+\frac{7}{2}=\frac{19}{2}$

or are you just simplifying the expression:

$\frac{6}{x-1}+\frac{7}{2}$?
• May 6th 2009, 12:05 PM
seders99
just simplify the expression that you have listed
• May 6th 2009, 12:11 PM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by masters
Hi seders99,

$\frac{6}{x-1}+\frac{7}{2}=\frac{19}{2}$

or are you just simplifying the expression:

$\frac{6}{x-1}+\frac{7}{2}$?

Quote:

Originally Posted by seders99
just simplify the expression that you have listed

Ok, then.

$\frac{6}{x-1}+\frac{7}{2}=\frac{(6)(2)+7(x-1)}{2(x-1)}=\frac{12+7x-7}{2(x-1)}=\frac{7x+5}{2(x-1)}$