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anonymous
 4 years ago
how can i simplify this
(x^2  8x + 15) / (x  5)
anonymous
 4 years ago
how can i simplify this (x^2  8x + 15) / (x  5)

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you factor the numerator?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dnt know how to factor the numerator

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, what two numbers add up to 8 but multiply together to get 15?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no teo numbers multiply together to get 15

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hint one of them is 3 3 + x = 8 3 * x = 15

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah, so you factor the numerator as (x5)(x3), now can you simplify the expression?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont get how to simplify

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, its kind of like .. (5*3) / 5, how do you simplify that?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answer would be 3

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the answer would be x3

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah, because you can just cross out the 5's, because you multiply then divide by 5 Its the same thing here: (x5)(x3)  (x5) Any idea how to do it now?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the answer would be x3 ??
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