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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

4b(a-b)/a

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  1. dumbcow
    • 5 years ago
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    whats the question

  2. dumbcow
    • 5 years ago
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    4ab - 4b^2 / a = 4b - 4b^2/a =4b(1-b/a)

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    multiplying this wouldn't give us 4ab^2/a and then =4b^2?

  4. dumbcow
    • 5 years ago
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    no because of distributive property 4b*(a-b) = 4ab - 4b^2

  5. anonymous
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    ohhhh yes!

  6. anonymous
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    so simplifying this= 4ab-4b^2/a

  7. anonymous
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    =4b-4b^2

  8. dumbcow
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    yes but the 4b^2 term still has a in denominator

  9. anonymous
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    Oh, I thought that disappeared with a going into the first problem. So my answer is still 4b-4b^2/a??

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