# Combining fractions

• August 5th 2009, 06:48 AM
Mike9182
Combining fractions
How would you simplify this into one fraction?

$\frac{1}{x+1}-\frac{3}{2}$
• August 5th 2009, 06:55 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike9182
How would you simplify this into one fraction?

$\frac{1}{x+1}-\frac{3}{2}$

$
\frac{2x}{2(x+1)}-\frac{3(x+1)}{2(x+1)}
$

Can u proceed ?
• August 5th 2009, 06:58 AM
Mike9182
Yes, so you just multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other fraction?
• August 5th 2009, 07:02 AM
Mike9182
I remember now, you do what I said in my last post so both fractions have the same denominator and then you can combine the numerators.