## chawzzy Group Title a2-62a+109/4a+8 2 years ago 2 years ago

1. lgbasallote

factor out the numerator and denominator first

2. chawzzy

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3. chawzzy

what now?

4. TransendentialPI

I would use long division to simplify this since factoring did not do much. Do you need some help setting this up?

5. chawzzy

6. TransendentialPI

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7. chawzzy

I know right,,, I'm pulling my hair out on this one?

8. TransendentialPI

Have you been working with polynomial division in class? I don't want to head down a path that you have not been working on. Is this a College Alg course or precalculus course?

9. chawzzy

Yes we have, (this is college Algebra) have not encountered a problem such as this, trying to divide 4a from a2? We are currently working on polynomial division...

10. TransendentialPI

OK, \[4a (1/4a) = a^2\]

11. TransendentialPI

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12. TransendentialPI

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13. TransendentialPI

Sorry that I missed an a in the last work. |dw:1341738530375:dw|

14. TransendentialPI

OK so far?

15. chawzzy

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16. chawzzy

1/4a * 8 = 2a

17. chawzzy

not 8a?

18. TransendentialPI

This the right answer |dw:1341738899477:dw| You're right on in spite of my mistakes!

19. TransendentialPI

I need some more coffee.

20. chawzzy

Excellent... Thank you soooo much....I can go to bed now! Yeah!!!

21. TransendentialPI

Sleep well.