# How do you combine #1/(2x^2)-5/(2x^2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Basic principles

#### Explanation:

Fractions are called rational numbers because they can be expressed in the form of

Counting numbers are also rational numbers. There form of

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The bottom number is the size indicator of what you are counting.

In that

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Directly adding the counts give a count of

ADDING THE COUNTS DOES NOT CHANGE THE SIZE INDICATOR!