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1. Howdy .

I get how to do the attached method but does this only work when the denominators are in a certain form?
This is because I can answer questions that are in the form of the attached with no problems but it doesn't seem to work with other forms of denominator?

For example: Would it work if one denominator was (y-1) and the other (y-2) as I can't get it to work as I may be doing it wrong.

Attachment from my AQA book below.

Just to clarify: When can this method be used as it doesn't seem to work (if I am doing it right) on having denominators like (y - 1) and (y -2) etc.
2. . This can be simplified. I'm not too sure what your question is but I hope this example shows you if you're doing it right or not.
3. (Original post by B_9710)
. This can be simplified. I'm not too sure what your question is but I hope this example shows you if you're doing it right or not.
Hi, my question was can the attached method be used to solve questions with a denominator like (y-1) and (y-2).

So can you apply the method I attached to my original question, to the example you have just given?

Thanks
4. (Original post by makin)
Hi, my question was can the attached method be used to solve questions with a denominator like (y-1) and (y-2).

So can you apply the method I attached to my original question, to the example you have just given?

Thanks
I'm not sure I k ow what you are describing as the method? Care to elaborate so I ca try to help more?
5. (Original post by B_9710)
I'm not sure I k ow what you are describing as the method? Care to elaborate so I ca try to help more?
This pic is from my AQA book with the method that I mean ----->

I am trying to use this. Does that help?

Thanks for the help so far.

6. Don't know if this helps, op. It's a little mess I was in a rush

Edit: I wrote 2(3) instead of 5(3) by mistake, the rest of my working is correct though.
7. (Original post by makin)

This pic is from my AQA book with the method that I mean ----->

I am trying to use this. Does that help?

Thanks for the help so far.
I think that for combining fractions all you need to know is that you always need a common denominator. That's it. Just make the denominators the same in any way you can and then combine. Then just cancel down your fractions.
8. why u doing math now
??
9. (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
why u doing math now
??
What's the problem?
10. (Original post by 34908seikj)
What's the problem?
its summer man
exams are done
11. (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
its summer man
exams are done
No exams are not done, AS exams are just starting
12. (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
its summer man
exams are done
Summer is great time for maths.
13. (Original post by 34908seikj)
No exams are not done, AS exams are just starting
I'm pretty sure AS exams are finished, a while ago actually.
14. (Original post by B_9710)
I'm pretty sure AS exams are finished, a while ago actually.
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