# How do you simplify 6/r+2/r^2?

Apr 13, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, multiply the first fraction by $\frac{r}{r}$ (or $1$) to put it over a common denominator with the second fraction:

$\left(\frac{r}{r} \cdot \frac{6}{r}\right) + \frac{2}{r} ^ 2$

$\frac{6 r}{r} ^ 2 + \frac{2}{r} ^ 2$

We can now add the numerators over the common denominator:

$\frac{6 r}{r} ^ 2 + \frac{2}{r} ^ 2 = \frac{6 r + 2}{r} ^ 2$