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lgbasallote
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factor out the numerator and denominator first
chawzzy
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chawzzy
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what now?
TransendentialPI
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I would use long division to simplify this since factoring did not do much. Do you need some help setting this up?
chawzzy
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yes please! Thank you
TransendentialPI
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chawzzy
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I know right,,, I'm pulling my hair out on this one?
TransendentialPI
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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?
chawzzy
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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...
TransendentialPI
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OK, \[4a (1/4a) = a^2\]
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Sorry that I missed an a in the last work.
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OK so far?
chawzzy
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chawzzy
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1/4a * 8 = 2a
chawzzy
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not 8a?
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This the right answer
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You're right on in spite of my mistakes!
TransendentialPI
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I need some more coffee.
chawzzy
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Excellent... Thank you soooo much....I can go to bed now! Yeah!!!
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Sleep well.