I am beginning to teach myself series/sequences but I keep running into issues getting started.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A common example I keep seeing is: n/(n+1)

This almost always gets set to: 1 - [1/(n+1)]

I have tried to work out the proof of this myself, but I can't seem to get the two to equal each other/manipulate the first to equal the second.

Could someone point me towards what i have to do to the first fraction? Should be an easy thing but I can't put my finger on it.

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# Homework Help: So n/(n+1) = 1-[1/(n+1)] ?

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