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    can someone tell me if this is right

    6
    x-1

    added to

    7
    2

    answer is.....
    19/2


    i got that because i cancelled the x-1

    but it just doesnt seem right
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    Quote Originally Posted by seders99 View Post
    can someone tell me if this is right

    6
    x-1

    added to

    7
    2

    answer is.....
    19/2


    i got that because i cancelled the x-1

    but it just doesnt seem right
    Hi seders99,

    Is this your problem?

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

    or are you just simplifying the expression:

    \frac{6}{x-1}+\frac{7}{2}?
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    just simplify the expression that you have listed
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    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    Hi seders99,

    Is this your problem?

    \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 View Post
    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)}
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