Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Rational Expressions - 1.4 Exercises - Page 43: 59



Work Step by Step

Combine the numerator into a single fraction: $1+\frac{1}{x}$=$\frac{x+1}{x}$ Combine the denominator into a single fraction: $\frac{1}{x}-2$=$\frac{1-2x}{x}$ Flip the denominator and multiply it by the numerator: $\frac{x+1}{x}\times\frac{x}{1-2x}$ Cancel out common factors: $\frac{x+1}{1-2x}$
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