Please help me understand how to simplify

x((1

^{x+1})/(x+1))to get this:

x/x+1

Thank you!

Please help me understand how to simplify

x((1^{x+1})/(x+1))

to get this:

x/x+1

Thank you!

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This is manipulated using the products of powers exponential property, which is a^{b} * a^{c} = a^{b+c}. 1^{x+1} = 1^{x} * 1^{1}. 1 to the first power is 1, and remember that 1 raised to any number is still one. (Even ±∞) So 1^{x+1} = 1. That leaves you with x/(x+1)

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