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Solving rational equations:
(2x+2) (4x^216) (5x5)
   = 
(3x12) (3x^224x+48) (3x^224x+48)
I have the answer already, but I don't know how it came to be
I try to do it by factoring the 3x^224x+48 's and get 3(x^28+16)
then I multiply that by everything, as with the other denominators, and so on
but then I get a huge, incorrect answer
Someone please help even if it's one sentence. I want to get this problem done by tonight
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
Solving rational equations: (2x+2) (4x^216) (5x5)    =  (3x12) (3x^224x+48) (3x^224x+48) I have the answer already, but I don't know how it came to be I try to do it by factoring the 3x^224x+48 's and get 3(x^28+16) then I multiply that by everything, as with the other denominators, and so on but then I get a huge, incorrect answer Someone please help even if it's one sentence. I want to get this problem done by tonight
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Firstly you can factor out a 3
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
and then it becomes 3(x4)^2
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
and 3x12 can also be factored
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
So from what I see in order to get the same denomanator you must multiply the denomanator and numerator by (x4)
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes and i'm fixing it on my paper... stupid factoring mistakes Thanks!
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
after this problem goodnight
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do you multiply the numerator of the first fraction by 3(x4)^4? This is where i messed up the most I was struggling with factoring because I'm half asleep if you were wondering why I took so long by the way...
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
nope you multiply the numerator and the denomanator of the first term by (x4)
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what about the 3?
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
because in the second fraction the denominator I get is 3(x4)
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
well we already have a 3 in the denomanator of the first term
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
First term denomanator: 3(x4) second term denomanator: 3(x4) (x4)
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so all your missing in the first term is the (x4)
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
how did you get rid of the 3?
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so what doesn't make sense
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
when you're supposed to multiply everything by the denominator
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
nope we have two denomanators and we need them to be the same
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so in order ofor 3(x4) to be equal to 3(x4)^2
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
we would have to multiply the first term by a (x4)
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so 3(x4)*(x4)=3(x4)^2
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes sort of , do we do that to the numerator too?
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ok I see I see
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I try to explain concepts but sometimes the person on the other end can't understand
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
THANK YOU OK I ACTUALLY SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU OK LISTEN TO ME RIGHT NOW LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND SAY HELL YEAH IM AWESOME IM SO GOOD AT MATH THANK YOU OKAY BECAUSE I WAS REALLY STRUGGLING WITH THAT AND NOW I CAN FINALLY SLEEP
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
NOW IM GOING TO FINISH THIS PROBLEM AND GET THE RIGHT ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Oh thanks for the boost I needed that one!!! LOL
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
someone give rld613 some more medals
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i'm going to solve this problem right now afk
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I am really not into the medal thing
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
its like past 2 am and I am still doing math equations!!! I shld be long in bed
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rld613Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
K now that we finished i am going to bed
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
rld are you still there?
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