# How do you simplify 1 - (x+1)/(x+2)?

Oct 6, 2015

$\frac{1}{x + 2}$

#### Explanation:

Take the LCM of both fractions

$\frac{x + 2}{x + 2} - \frac{x + 1}{x + 2}$

Join the two fractions

$\frac{x + 2 - x - 1}{x + 2}$

Cancel the two $x$ and take the difference

$\frac{1}{x + 2}$