How do you know that this is the correct simplification? What rule(s) did you apply when you attempted the simplification?I'm having trouble understanding how to go about simplifying this type of expression. For example, consider 1/((2x^-1)+5); I know that this simplifies to x/(5x+2) in standard form, but why? Is there a rule I'm missing here?
Thank you for posting the original problem and for showing your work. Congrats on getting it figured out! In case anybody else is interested, the answer looks something like this:Nevermind, my arithmetic was very, very wrong. I solved it. Thanks again for the help