# How do you combine 7/(x-5) - (2+x)/(x-5)?

Mar 25, 2018

$- 1$

#### Explanation:

Since the denominators are the same, we just subtract the numerators to get:

$\frac{5 - x}{x - 5}$

A few things will cancel here:

$\frac{\cancel{5} - 1 \cancel{x}}{\cancel{x} \cancel{- 5}}$

We are just left $- 1$

Hope this helps!