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  • 3 years ago

Simplify (a^5b^2 - a^3b^4)/(a^2b + ab^2)

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  1. Mythias
    • 3 years ago
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    a^2b(a-b)

  2. cam330
    • 3 years ago
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    How did you get that?

  3. cam330
    • 3 years ago
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    So are you left with 1/ab^2?

  4. shashi20008
    • 3 years ago
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    take 'a^3b^2' common in numerator and 'ab' common in denominator.\[a ^{3}b ^{2}(a ^{2} - b ^{2}) / ab(a + b)\]\[a ^{2}b(a -b)(a+b)/(a+b)\]\[a ^{2}b(a -b)\]\[a ^{3}b - a ^{2}b ^{2}\]

  5. cam330
    • 3 years ago
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    @ jazy: Then I guess I misread your post. I'm confused, everyone is getting a different answer.

  6. cam330
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1336862346787:dw|

  7. cam330
    • 3 years ago
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    This is what the problem looks like, if that helps at all.

  8. asnaseer
    • 3 years ago
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    shashi20008 has given the correct explanation and answer.

  9. jazy
    • 3 years ago
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    I agree..shashi20008 is right! Sorry about the confusion:(

  10. cam330
    • 3 years ago
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    That's OK, thanks anyway. :)

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