## Mello 3 years ago Simplify the given.

1. Mello

|dw:1347327501712:dw|

2. siddhantsharan

|dw:1346979087138:dw| The trick is to factorizing and cancel out common factors.

3. Mello

@siddhantsharan What happened to the 3a at the very bottom, where did that go?

4. siddhantsharan

|dw:1346979513236:dw|

5. siddhantsharan

Sorry.

6. Mello

lol

7. Mello

I got (3a^2+12a+8)/6a+4

8. siddhantsharan

Shouldnt the numerator be: 9a^2 + 3a ?

9. Mello

Im not sure, this is what I did, do you see any erros? |dw:1347328306535:dw|

10. ghass1978

@Mello the answer depends whether the question is: |dw:1347286744371:dw|

11. hartnn

ALSO u have written 2(a+1)+a as 3a+1 shouldn't it be 3a+2 ??@siddhantsharan

12. Mello

@ ghass1978 there is no parentheses. its the first one.

13. Mello

@hartnn you mean me?

14. Mello

@ghass1978

15. hartnn

i saw error in @siddhantsharan drawing.

16. Mello

I see, i think we still get different answers.

17. ghass1978

18. hartnn

|dw:1347287057601:dw| final answer is just 3a/2 ok ??

19. Mello

@hartnn Shouldnt the division operation be done first? Since there is no parentheses?

20. hartnn

u sure there is no parenthesis. if there is no parenthesis, then i m certainly wrong..........

21. Mello

No, there wasn't but for some reason, a sneak at the answers did say it was 3a/2. I guess it might have been a typo :/

22. ghass1978
23. hartnn

if the answer is 3a/2 then there certainly is parenthesis.

24. Mello

Hm hm, I guess Ill take it up with the teacher later XD @hartnn, @ghass1978 Thanks for the help :)

25. hartnn

welcome :) without the parenthesis, the problem is too complicated to simplify , as indicated by wolf.