Szechuan wrote:I need to simplify the following equation:
( ( y / x ) + x) / ( 2 / x )
Since there is no "equals" sign, this is not an equation; it's just an expression.
Szechuan wrote:2. Multiply by x^-1 (or 1/x):
<( ( y / x ) + x) / ( 2 / x )> * (x^-1)
You can only "multiply through" when you have two "sides" (of an equation). Otherwise, you are changing the expression.
To learn how to simplify "complex" fractions, please try this lesson