1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data verify that f(x)= (1-x^2) - (2+x) can be written as: -x + 2 - 3/(2+x) 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution i've tried manipulating as 1/(2+x) -x^2/(2+x), multiplying the orig. equation by (2-x)/(2-x), factoring, etc. nothing's worked, and i can't think of another approach. can anyone steer me in the right direction? thank you!