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lindseyharrisonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't see the simplifies result @MarkRijckenberg
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is this the expression you're looking at? \[\frac{\frac{4x}{x^2  9}}{\frac{8x^2}{x^2 + 6x + 9}}\]
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's a bit ambiguous when written out horizontally like that. I recommend liberal use of parentheses.
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lindseyharrisonBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes that is correct.
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If you're going to enter it into a calculator (or wolframalpha), then you'll need to express it like this: (4x/(x^2  9)) / ((8x^2)/(x^2 + 6x + 9)) Even then, I tried that in wolframalpha, and it didn't give the fully simplified result.
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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[1/2\,{\frac {x+3}{ \left( x3 \right) x}}\]
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Best first step is to express the fractiondivision as fractionmulitplication. (Division is defined as multiplication by the reciprcal.) Then factor the crap out of everything and see what cancels.
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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
from wolfram if you type it like this 4*x/((x^29)*(8*x^2/(x^2+6*x+9)))
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Or you could just write it down and do the algebra . . .
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MarkRijckenbergBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Guys, both your formula's give the same results in WolfRam....
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yep, and neither shows Lindsey how to do it herself.
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Intermediate step looks like this: \[\frac{4x}{(x+3)(x3)} \space \times \space \frac{(x+3)(x+3)}{8x^2}\]
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