A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 5 years ago
(w6/w8)(w+1/w+8)+(w40/w^264)=?????????
anonymous
 5 years ago
(w6/w8)(w+1/w+8)+(w40/w^264)=?????????

This Question is Closed

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you being asked to simplify the following? \[\frac{w6}{w8}+\frac{w+1}{w+8}+\frac{w40}{w^264}\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0(w6/w8)(w+1/w+8)+(w40/w^264)

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{w6}{w8}\frac{w+1}{w+8}+\frac{w40}{w^264}\]

mathteacher1729
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Since you're being asked to simplify, you want all three fractions to have a common denominator. Luckily \[w^264 =(w+8)(w8)\] so that means we can leave that term alone and multiply the others like this: \[\frac{w6}{w8}\cdot\frac{w+8}{w+8}\frac{w+1}{w+8}\cdot\frac{w8}{w8}+\frac{w40}{w^264}\] That LOOKS like a gigantic mess... But it gets better. We now have a common denominator... \[\frac{(w6)(w8)  (w+1)(w8) + (w40)}{w^264}\] And THAT just requires us to distribute and collect terms. :) Hope this helps!
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.