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    Combining fractions

    How would you simplify this into one fraction?

    \frac{1}{x+1}-\frac{3}{2}
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike9182 View Post
    How would you simplify this into one fraction?

    \frac{1}{x+1}-\frac{3}{2}
     <br />
\frac{2x}{2(x+1)}-\frac{3(x+1)}{2(x+1)}<br />

    Can u proceed ?
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    Yes, so you just multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other fraction?
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    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.
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