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#1 2005-05-15 05:37:19

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Registered: 2005-05-12
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math help

Preform the indicated operations.  Simplify the answer in simplest form.


1 + _____1______               
                 
      1 + ____1____
                 1 - x


so far ive gotten here          1 + ______1_______
                                                 1 - x   +    1
                                                _____________
                                                      1 - x

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#2 2005-05-15 09:20:45

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Re: math help

Good first step!

Then (adding 1 and 1 to make 2 smile ): 1 + 1/ [ (2-x)/(1-x) ]

Inverting the fraction: 1 + (1-x)/(2-x)

Common Denom: (2-x)/(2-x) + (1-x)/(2-x)  => [ (2-x) + (1-x) ] / (2-x)

Simplify Top: (3-2x) / (2-x)

That is as far as I can go in simplifying the term.


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