A-4: Algebraic Expressions and Operations
Express the difference x2−xx3−x−x2−1x2+x as a single fraction.
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x2−xx3−x−x2−1x2+x= simplify −x2−x−1x⁢x+1
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x2−xx3−x−x2−1x2+x = simplify steps Let's simplify•Factor•Cancel out factor ofx⁢x−1providedx⁢x−1≠0•Factor•Cancel out factor ofx+1providedx≠−1•Find fractions to get lowest common denominator ofx⁢x+1•Multiply•Add fractionsx+x+1⁢−x+1x⁢x+1•Expand−xx+1+1x+1+1x⁢x+1•Find fractions to get lowest common denominator ofx⁢x+1•Multiply•Add fractions−x2+x+1x⁢x+1
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