How would you simplify this into one fraction?

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

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- Aug 5th 2009, 06:48 AMMike9182Combining fractions
How would you simplify this into one fraction?

$\displaystyle \frac{1}{x+1}-\frac{3}{2}$ - Aug 5th 2009, 06:55 AMmathaddict
- Aug 5th 2009, 06:58 AMMike9182
Yes, so you just multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other fraction?

- Aug 5th 2009, 07:02 AMMike9182
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.