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6th Edition

Stewart + 5 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780840068071

Chapter 1.4, Problem 41E

To determine

**To calculate:**Thesimplified form of the expression

Expert Solution

The simplified form of the expression is

**Given information:**

The expression is

**Formula used:**

To add or subtract rational expression, first find the common denominator and then use the following property of fractions:

If the denominators are not same then find least common denominator. The least common denominator is found factoring each denominator and taking the product of distinct factors, using the highest power that appears in any of the factors.

**Calculation:**

Consider the provided expression.

Recall that,

To add or subtract rational expression, first find the common denominator and then use the following property of fractions:

If the denominators are not same then find least common denominator. The least common denominator is found factoring each denominator and taking the product of distinct factors, using the highest power that appears in any of the factors.

Since denominators are not the same then find the least common denominator.

The least common denominator of

Add fractions,

Combine terms in numerator,

Thus, the simplified form of the expression is