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  • 5 years ago

Is this simplified as much as possible? (a^2 + a - 6)/(a^2 - a - 2)

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  1. anonymous
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    (a-2)(a+1) for the denominator

  2. anonymous
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    wait does that count as simplifying

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    i'm not sure, it's factoring, but idk if you can do it to both numerator and denominator?

  4. anonymous
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    and (a+3)(a-2) for the numerator, and then you cancel (a-2)

  5. anonymous
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    so you get (a-3)/(a+1), if my maths is right

  6. anonymous
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    i mean a+3

  7. anonymous
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    Are you in math 95? This looks like a quadratic

  8. anonymous
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    so it should end up as a^2+b+c format

  9. radar
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    Yes

  10. radar
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    You could factor the numerator, but it doesn't get you anything you could then write the equation as: [(a-3)(a+2)]/[(a+1)(a-2)]

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