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pokemon23

  • 2 years ago

divide and express the quotient in lowest terms.

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  1. pokemon23
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    |dw:1332399859107:dw|

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    |dw:1332399890688:dw|

  3. pokemon23
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    am I right so far....

  4. Callisto
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    yup

  5. pokemon23
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    what should I do next

  6. Callisto
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    cancel the common factors

  7. pokemon23
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    |dw:1332400143073:dw|

  8. Callisto
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    wait not exactly correct

  9. Callisto
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    for the first fraction, the upper part, you should take 6 as the common factor

  10. pokemon23
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    true

  11. pokemon23
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    now it makes sense

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  15. Callisto
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    can you do it once again from the start, it's very messy

  16. funinabox
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    that answer is correct, just not in lowest terms

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    |dw:1332400429451:dw|

  18. Callisto
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    and then?

  19. Callisto
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    see the 6 and 2

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    |dw:1332400523110:dw|

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    |dw:1332400541961:dw|

  22. Callisto
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    combine what you have then

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    |dw:1332400582197:dw|

  24. pokemon23
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    am I right

  25. funinabox
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    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:

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  27. pokemon23
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    21

  28. funinabox
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    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.

  29. pokemon23
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    im a bit confused

  30. pokemon23
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    isn't it 2(x-2)

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  33. funinabox
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    indeed. you could also divide by two.|dw:1332401294326:dw|

  34. funinabox
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    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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