anonymous 5 years ago what is the simplified form of (4x^2-20x+25)/(2x-5)

1. Mertsj

Factor the numerator and cancel.

2. jim_thompson5910

(4x^2-20x+25)/(2x-5) ((2x-5)(2x-5))/(2x-5) ... Note: this is a perfect square 2x-5

3. Mertsj

$\frac{4x ^{2}-20x+25}{2x-5}=\frac{(2x-5)(2x-5)}{2x-5}=2x-5$

4. anonymous

so if i was given the same choices as last time, its still not equal to 5/2?

5. jim_thompson5910

yes to avoid dividing by zero