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    Smile Complex fractions!!!!

    explain how to simplify 2/x+y/3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peepsrock09 View Post
    explain how to simplify 2/x+y/3?

    \frac{2}{x}+\frac{y}{3}

    =\frac{2(3)+y(x)}{3x}

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=\frac{6+yx}{3x}<br />
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    Quote Originally Posted by peepsrock09 View Post
    explain how to simplify 2/x+y/3?
    For general explanations of the "how", try some online lessons.

    Short version: To add rational expressions, which are just polynomial fractions, you can use many of the same techniques that you use for adding "regular" (numerical) fractions: find the common denominator, convert to that common denominator, and then add the numerators.
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