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11-32.

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

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 .

Subtract the numerators, then try factoring.

Be sure to distribute the negative when performing the subtraction.Look for factors that make

.