anonymous
  • anonymous
HELP, it's 4:45 am my time and I have to get up at 6 am for work, my brain is fried.......... Simplify the rational expression 6-2x/4x-12
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katieb
  • katieb
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lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
factor out the numerator and denominator...you'll be able to cancel something
anonymous
  • anonymous
So far, I've come up with 2(-x+3) / 4(x-3)
anonymous
  • anonymous
But not sure what to do now

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lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
that's good! one trick you should know... (-x+3) = -(x-3) if you pull out a negative sign..you can invert the operations inside a grouping symbol
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the two would cancel out leaving 2 / 4 ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
or 1/2
anonymous
  • anonymous
is that right?
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
yes! :DDD
anonymous
  • anonymous
ty sooooooooooooooooooo much
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
oh wait...you pulled out a negative remember?
Callisto
  • Callisto
Hmm.. it should be a negative number instead of a positive one :(
Callisto
  • Callisto
6-2x/4x-12 = 2(3-x) / 4(x-3) = -2(x-3) / 4(x-3) = -2/4 = -1/2
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
well i did tell him..maybe he chaged his answer?
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