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Subtracting Fractions

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Please show all steps to subtract and simplify equation.

2 - 5
x - 1 x + 1

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Subtract and simplify:

First, we need to put both fractions over the same denominator. The easiest denominator to choose is (x - 1)(x + 1). To get the ...

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The solution explains how to subtract and simplify a rational expression in a step-by-step way.

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