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Use your understanding of adding fractions to add the rational expressions below. Then simplify your solutions, if possible. Homework Help ✎

  1. Because the denominators are the same, you can add the numerators together.

    Factor out of the numerator and simplify the equation by looking for factors that make .

  1. Subtract the numerators, then try factoring.
    Be sure to distribute the negative when performing the subtraction.

    Look for factors that make .