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85295james
 2 years ago
Simplify the rational expression. State any excluded values.
85295james
 2 years ago
Simplify the rational expression. State any excluded values.

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mathslover
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is this the question? : \[\large{\frac{x2}{x^2+3x10}}\] ?

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Can you factor the denominator?

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Right. So that means \(x^2+3x10=(x+5)(x2)\). That means your rational expression becomes\[\frac{(x2)}{(x+5)(x2)}\]Before we go farther, can you tell me what the excluded values will be?

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The excluded values are the zeroes of the denominator. So you get \(x=5,2\). Now I'm sure that you can simplify it.

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You 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.

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you mean \(x^2\)?

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm a bit confused. Are you stuck with the simplification or the excluded values?

85295james
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1346987271707:dw

85295james
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i dont think it is (A) now

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It is not C. Look back at the equation. \[\frac{(x2)}{(x+5)(x2)}\]How can you simplify this?

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\frac{\cancel{(x2)}}{(x+5)\cancel{(x2)}}\]What do you get?

KingGeorge
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no...You should get \[\frac{1}{(x+5)}\]
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