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1/x + 1/x^2

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Hey Christine,

Just like regular old fractions, we want to find a common denominator for these guys.

Let's multiply the 1/x by 1, but let's express 1 as x/x.

(x/x)(1/x) + 1/x2

Multiplying that out, we get

x/x2 + 1/x2

Now that we've found the common denominator, we can add the numerators and put them over one denominator.

So, our answer would be: