anonymous
  • anonymous
how can i simplify this (x^2 - 8x + 15) / (x - 5)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Can you factor the numerator?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i dnt know how to factor the numerator
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well, what two numbers add up to -8 but multiply together to get 15?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
no teo numbers multiply together to get 15
anonymous
  • anonymous
hint one of them is -3 -3 + x = -8 -3 * x = 15
anonymous
  • anonymous
-5
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah, so you factor the numerator as (x-5)(x-3), now can you simplify the expression?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont get how to simplify
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok, its kind of like .. (5*3) / 5, how do you simplify that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
the answer would be 3
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the answer would be x-3
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah, because you can just cross out the 5's, because you multiply then divide by 5 Its the same thing here: (x-5)(x-3) ------- (x-5) Any idea how to do it now?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the answer would be x-3 ??
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yup :), get it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
ya thanks so much

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