Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 7 - Algebraic Fractions - 7.3 - Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions - Problem Set 7.3: 24

Answer

$\frac{2x-4}{3x}$

Work Step by Step

By inspection, we see that there is a common denominator of $3x$. Therefore, we obtain: $\frac{4x+1}{3x}-\frac{2x+5}{3x}$ =$\frac{4x+1-(2x+5)}{3x}$ =$\frac{4x+1-2x-5}{3x}$ =$\frac{2x-4}{3x}$
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