How do you simplify the expression #15-(17x+5)/(5x+10)#?

1 Answer
Nov 19, 2017

Answer:

#(58x+145)/(5(x+2))#

Explanation:

#"we require to express 15 as a fraction with a denominator"#
#"of "5x+10#

#rArr15=15xx(5x+10)/(5x+10)=(75x+150)/(5x+10)#

#rArr(75x+150)/(5x+10)-(17x+5)/(5x+10)larrcolor(blue)"common denominators"#

#"now subtract the numerators leaving the denominator"#

#=(75x+150-17x-5)/(5x+10)#

#=(58x+145)/(5x+10)" or "(58x+145)/(5(x+2)#