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  • 5 years ago

simplify (6a-4)/(7a-5) - 3

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  1. anonymous
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    Ok, you are going to multiply your binomials using the foil methode then simplify your answer

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    what do you mean? what binomails am I multiplying?! this is an algebraic fraction, 6a -4 over 7a - 5 and subtract 3 from that! i think ur confused...

  3. anonymous
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    ok first you are going to simplify the (6a-4)(7a-5)

  4. anonymous
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    give me a sec to figure out the equation maker

  5. anonymous
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    no im not supposed to multiply it, it's (6a - 4) divided by (7a - 5)...

  6. anonymous
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    Oh 1 sec

  7. anonymous
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    Alright either i am drawling a blank here or it's already in simplist terms due to the fact that there is no common factor. If you have the answer in the back of the book i will attempt to go step by step backwards to figure out what they want.

  8. anonymous
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    maybe you just don't know how to do it lol np I'll try it out on my own I guess....I don't have the answer though. :S

  9. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    you can clear the fraction using an lcm and end up with -15a-9

  10. anonymous
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    with nothing under it?

  11. anonymous
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    It will clear the bottom if you do that. it would look something like ((7a-5)(6a-4)/(7a-5))-3(7a-5) the denomator will cancell and then you simplify

  12. anonymous
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    thank you!

  13. anonymous
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    i made a mistake on the signs so check them

  14. anonymous
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    ok

  15. anonymous
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    its -15a + 11

  16. anonymous
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    yea i did it in my head but just for aperance sake i would rewrite that to 11-15a just because it looks better and makes it easier when you are doing harder operations later in your math career

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