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: 109

Answer

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Work Step by Step

First, create a common denominator for the two fractions. (In this case, the least common denominator is 12x.) Next, add the two fractions, adding the numerators and keeping the same denominator for the final fraction. Finally, examine the final fraction and see if it can be reduced to a more simple fraction.
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