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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

Simplify answer: 8/(x-2)+8/(x+2)

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  1. radar
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    Addition of fractions. convert to a fraction with a common denominator and then combine. A common denominator could be (x-2)(x+2)

  2. radar
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    Remember any change you have made to the appearance of the denominator you must make a similar adjustment to the numerator.

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    Walking thru the first fraction 8/(x-2). I am going to multiply the denominator by (x+2) getting a new and soon to be common denominator of (x-2)(x+2). Now I must do the same to the numerator making it 8(x+2) The first fraction now appears as (8(x+2))/(x-2)(x+2) You finish the second fraction and perform the addition. I gotta go.

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