## anonymous 5 years ago (a + 1 - 6/a) / (a - 1 - 2/a) simplify

1. anonymous

lol...isnt it a^2+a-6/a^2-a-2

2. anonymous

$\frac{1-\frac{6}{a}+a}{-1-\frac{2}{a}+a}$ Is this the problem expression?

3. anonymous

yes only with terms rearranged

4. anonymous

Combine the terms in the Numerator and the Denominator into one fraction respectively. $\frac{\frac{-6+a+a^2}{a}}{\frac{-2-a+a^2}{a}}$ Invert the denominator and multiply the result by the Numerator. $\frac{-6+a+a^2}{-2-a+a^2}$ Both the Numerator and Denominator can be factored. $\frac{((-2+a) (3+a))}{((-2+a) (1+a))}$$\frac{3+a}{1+a}$ Using Mathematica for the symbol manipulation and that is why the term ordering does't look right.

5. anonymous

ok out casgirl

6. anonymous

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