# Simplifying w/ exponents

1. Mar 7, 2013

### Aerospace93

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
(2x+3x)/6x = 2-x+3-x

I've tried moving the 6 above, splitting it up and so... but i can't figure how to do it. It must be pretty simple, but im just not seeing it. all helps appreciated!

2. Mar 7, 2013

### eumyang

Start by "splitting" the left side into two fractions, like this:
$$\frac{a+b}{c} = \frac{a}{c} + \frac{b}{c}$$

3. Mar 7, 2013

### Aerospace93

i certainly did that

4. Mar 7, 2013

### Aerospace93

(1/2)^x+(1/3)^x... which is the same as flipping them over and making the exponential -x. cool