Posted by **lisa** on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:45am.

3+(2x/x+4) divide x/x+4

please simplify the complex fraction thank you show work

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**Bosnian**, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:54am
2 x / x = 2

x / x = 1

[ 3 + ( 2 x / x + 4 ) ] / ( x / x + 4 )=

( 3 + 2 + 4 ) / ( 1 + 4 ) = 9 / 5

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**Steve**, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:38am
Or, assuming the usual carelessness with parentheses,

(3+(2x/(x+4))) / (x/(x+4))

(3(x+4)+2x)/(x+4) / (x/(x+4))

(3x+12+2x)/x

(5x+12)/x

5 + 12/x

Or even

(3+2x)/(x+4) / x/(x+4)

(3+2x)/x

Or,

3 + (2x/(x+4)) / (x/(x+4))

3 + 2x/x

3+2

5

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