Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.2 - Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers - Problem Set 2.2: 46

Answer

$\frac{-5}{6x}$.

Work Step by Step

In order to add or subtract fractions, we start by making a common denominator (bottom of the fraction). Thus, we multiply 2/x by 6/6 to obtain: $\frac{12}{6x}$-($\frac{17}{6x}$)=$\frac{-5}{6x}$.
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