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Simplifying x(((1^(x+1))/(x+1))

Please help me understand how to simplify
 
x((1x+1)/(x+1))
 
to get this:
 
x/x+1
 
Thank you!

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Alex S. | UConn Chemical Engineering Student Tutoring Math and ChemistryUConn Chemical Engineering Student Tutor...
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This is manipulated using the products of powers exponential property, which is ab * ac = ab+c. 1x+1 = 1x * 11. 1 to the first power is 1, and remember that 1 raised to any number is still one. (Even ±∞) So 1x+1 = 1. That leaves you with x/(x+1)
 

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