# How do you simplify 4/x+5/(8x^2)?

Nov 3, 2016

$\frac{32 x + 5}{8 {x}^{2}}$

#### Explanation:

Write $\frac{4}{x} + \frac{5}{8 {x}^{2}}$ as

$\frac{32 x}{8 {x}^{2}} + \frac{5}{8 {x}^{2}}$, by multiplying the first term by 8x both in numerator and denominator

Both the terms now can be combined as

$\frac{32 x + 5}{8 {x}^{2}}$