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

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

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    -1/x-1=

    -(1/x+1)=

    -(1+x)/x

  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    2 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.

  • 2 months ago

    - x+1/x

    x=-1                                  .

  • Ian H
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    (-1/x) - (1) = (-1 - x)/x = -(x + 1)/x

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  • 2 months ago

    (-1/x) - (1)

    = -(x + 1)/x

  • rotchm
    Lv 7
    2 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?

  • ted s
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    comment : x is the 'common ' bottom'....thus [ - 1 - x ] / x

  • 2 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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