anonymous
  • anonymous
Simplify This Expression (with steps): (x^2-4)/(2x-4) thanks
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katieb
  • katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I guess you have to do long division of 2x-4 into x^2 - 4
anonymous
  • anonymous
ugh, why do they make students do this?
anonymous
  • anonymous
(x^2-4)/2x-4) = [(x+2)(x-2)]/2(x-2) = (x+2)/2

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anonymous
  • anonymous
here is how to do the long division: http://i.imgur.com/GGPzH.gif
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you both but the question was asking for simplifying not actually solving
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's what we did
anonymous
  • anonymous
the expression is equal to x/2 + 1 (my way ) or equivalently, (x+2) / 2 (his way)
anonymous
  • anonymous
hello?
anonymous
  • anonymous
hey
anonymous
  • anonymous
so did you understand the answers then?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah i got it, many thanks
anonymous
  • anonymous
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