anonymous
  • anonymous
Simplify the rational expression. State any excluded values.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
x-2/x^2+3x-10
mathslover
  • mathslover
is this the question? : \[\large{\frac{x-2}{x^2+3x-10}}\] ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes that is it

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KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
Can you factor the denominator?
anonymous
  • anonymous
what do you mean ??
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=-5 or x=2
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
Right. So that means \(x^2+3x-10=(x+5)(x-2)\). That means your rational expression becomes\[\frac{(x-2)}{(x+5)(x-2)}\]Before we go farther, can you tell me what the excluded values will be?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont know :(
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
The excluded values are the zeroes of the denominator. So you get \(x=-5,2\). Now I'm sure that you can simplify it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so x=0
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
You have excluded values when your denominator is 0. Also, I've got to go now. If you have questions, I'll be back on later tonight, so I can answer your questions then.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so x2
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
Do you mean \(x^2\)?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
x=2?
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
I'm a bit confused. Are you stuck with the simplification or the excluded values?
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry one secc
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont think it is (A) now
anonymous
  • anonymous
(C)????
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
It is not C. Look back at the equation. \[\frac{(x-2)}{(x+5)(x-2)}\]How can you simplify this?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
\[\frac{\cancel{(x-2)}}{(x+5)\cancel{(x-2)}}\]What do you get?
anonymous
  • anonymous
(B)
KingGeorge
  • KingGeorge
no...You should get \[\frac{1}{(x+5)}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
o lol (D)

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