# What is (-1/x)-(1)?

Please could you break down the steps for me too please.

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- DixonLv 72 months ago
-1/x - 1

= -1/x - x/x

= (-1 - x)/x

= -(1 + x)/x

= -(x + 1)/x

That's about as pretty as it gets. Note the usage of white space to distinguish between subtraction and negation.

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- rotchmLv 72 months ago
Your question doesn't really make any sense. it's like saying what is my blue?

What you wrote is just an expression or an equation. What do you want? You want its roots? You want to write a differently?

- llafferLv 72 months ago
-1/x - 1

To subtract fractions you first need to get a common denominator:

-1/x - x/x

Now that the denominators are the same we can subtract the numerators:

(-1 - x) / x

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