Can someone tell me if I did the following question right and if not what I did wrong?

1-1

x + h x

______________

h

Answer:1 - h

x +h

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- Nov 6th 2007, 11:52 AMJessicaHoaglundIs this right?
Can someone tell me if I did the following question right and if not what I did wrong?

__1__-__1__

x + h x

______________

h

Answer:__1 - h__

x +h - Nov 6th 2007, 11:58 AMJhevon
- Nov 6th 2007, 12:01 PMJessicaHoaglund
Okay. Sorry I am not trying to make this difficult I just signed up for this an hour ago so I was not aware how to put the answers in correctly. Thank you.

- Nov 6th 2007, 12:06 PMJhevon
- Nov 6th 2007, 12:07 PMJessicaHoaglund
Nope. I am honestly really terrible at this!

- Nov 6th 2007, 12:25 PMJhevon

any questions?

post number 5 here may help - Nov 6th 2007, 12:30 PMangel.white
Okay, so you have a fraction over a fraction, such as

This is basically saying

Whenever you divide by a fraction, you are multiplying by it's inverse, so you just rewrite it:

Which is then very easy:

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So lets say

Then write as division:

Then write as multiplying by the inverse:

Multiply numerator, multiply denominator

Simplify

Simplify

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So I can't read your equation, but try again using that rule. - Nov 6th 2007, 12:32 PMJessicaHoaglund
I guess I just don't understand the first step:

How did you get

(x-x-h)/x(x+h)

sorry! - Nov 6th 2007, 12:44 PMJhevon