Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Appendix A - A Exercises - Page A6: 7


The x was cancelled out incorrectly.

Work Step by Step

When cancelling out the x, you cannot just divide one of the terms in the numerator by x. Thus, the expression should actually be: $$\frac{2x}{5} + \frac{1}{5x}$$
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