1/3 - (x+1)/5 = x/3 (only there are no parenthesis around the x+1 over 5... if that matters in this instance) ... and

(y+5)/12 = 3/4 - (y+1)/8 (once again, no parenthesis around the fractions with variables in these equations...)

My issue is figuring out whether if what I currently have is an acceptable answer or if there's actually a way to simplify

it further... everything else i'm currently working on i feel pretty comfortable with. It just seems to be these two that

frustrate me... any help is appreciated greatly:)