pokemon23
  • pokemon23
divide and express the quotient in lowest terms.
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pokemon23
  • pokemon23
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  • pokemon23
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pokemon23
  • pokemon23
am I right so far....

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Callisto
  • Callisto
yup
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
what should I do next
Callisto
  • Callisto
cancel the common factors
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
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Callisto
  • Callisto
wait not exactly correct
Callisto
  • Callisto
for the first fraction, the upper part, you should take 6 as the common factor
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
true
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
now it makes sense
Callisto
  • Callisto
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pokemon23
  • pokemon23
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  • pokemon23
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Callisto
  • Callisto
can you do it once again from the start, it's very messy
anonymous
  • anonymous
that answer is correct, just not in lowest terms
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
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Callisto
  • Callisto
and then?
Callisto
  • Callisto
see the 6 and 2
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  • pokemon23
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  • pokemon23
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Callisto
  • Callisto
combine what you have then
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
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pokemon23
  • pokemon23
am I right
anonymous
  • anonymous
your other previous answer (42/2x-4) was more correct. when doing simplification, it helps to.... simplify, to see what needs to be done more clearly. for most problems you don't need to do this, but later it gets helpful to think along these lines:
anonymous
  • anonymous
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pokemon23
  • pokemon23
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anonymous
  • anonymous
basically im saying 42/2(x-4) is the same thing as 42/2 * 1/(x-4) 42/2 is pretty simple arithmetic. Once you've got that simplified, just fit that back in to the expression.. and you've got the answer. thats one of many ways to simplify things.
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
im a bit confused
pokemon23
  • pokemon23
isn't it 2(x-2)
Callisto
  • Callisto
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  • pokemon23
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anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
really the entire point is it does not matter how you simplify, as long as you are dividing or multiplying by "1", or keeping the overall expression equal. you'll never end up with an incorrect answer this way lol

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