Quandaries
and Queries 

Who is asking: Student Question: // = the main fraction line 1.) a+1/a1 + a1/a+1 // a+1/a1  a1/a+1 2.) 2/a(squared)3a+2 + 2/a(squared)a2 // 2/a(squared)1 + 2/ a(squared)+4a+3 

Hi, I'll help you get started by looking at the first problem. The numerator is = ^{[(a+1)2 + (a1)2]} /_{(a1)(a+1)} Likewise the denominator can be written Thus the fraction in problem 1 reduces to 

