# Math Help - Combining fractions

1. ## Combining fractions

How would you simplify this into one fraction?

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

2. 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 ?

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

4. 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.