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Complex Fractions.... How do I simplify 2 - 8 over X+4 divided by 3 - 12 over X+4?

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  2. anonymous
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    The answer is two thirds but I confused with the steps.

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    me to

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    [(2 - 8) / (X+4)] / [(3 - 12) / (X+4)] = [-6 / (X+4)] / [-9 / (X+4)] = [-6 / (X+4)] * [(X+4) / -9] The (x+4)s cancal out, so you have -6/-9 = 2/3

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    just look in google

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    the 4x cancels out the X+4?

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    no x-4 cancels out with x-4

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    ok thanks!

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    I have another question, what is 8/x+4 times 8x?

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    [8/(x+4)] * 8x or (8/x) + 4 *8x ?

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    first one

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    [8/(x+4)] * 8x = 64x / (x+4)[8/(x+4)] * 8x = 64x / (x+4) You can't really simplify further

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    whoops ignore the second line

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    ahh still confused methods haha thanks a bunch!

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    no problem, good luck!

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