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    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.

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    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.
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     \displaystyle \frac{1}{x+1} + \frac{1}{x+2} \equiv \frac{x+2}{(x+1)(x+2)} + \frac{x+1}{(x+1)(x+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.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
     \displaystyle \frac{1}{x+1} + \frac{1}{x+2} \equiv \frac{x+2}{(x+1)(x+2)} + \frac{x+1}{(x+1)(x+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.
    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
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    (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?
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    (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 ----->Name:  Method.png
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    I am trying to use this. Does that help?

    Thanks for the help so far.
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    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.
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    (Original post by makin)
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    This pic is from my AQA book with the method that I mean ----->Name:  Method.png
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    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.
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    why u doing math now
    ??
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    why u doing math now
    ??
    What's the problem?
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    What's the problem?
    its summer man
    exams are done
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    its summer man
    exams are done
    No exams are not done, AS exams are just starting
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    its summer man
    exams are done
    Summer is great time for maths.
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    (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.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    I'm pretty sure AS exams are finished, a while ago actually.
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