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kiamonstaa

  • 2 years ago

Which factor can you cancel from the numerator and denominator to simplify ?4x-16/12-3x [Hint: (a−x) = − (x − a)]

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  1. tcarroll010
    • 2 years ago
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    Start by factoring the numerator and the denominator. Then look for a negative factor

  2. kiamonstaa
    • 2 years ago
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    what do you mean by factoring? simplify?

  3. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    |dw:1347898149982:dw|

  4. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    what number can we factor out of the bottom

  5. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    on the top we factor out 4 because 4 was a factor of both terms

  6. kiamonstaa
    • 2 years ago
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    12

  7. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    |dw:1347898335401:dw|

  8. kiamonstaa
    • 2 years ago
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    so...3(4-x)

  9. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    i would remove a -3

  10. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    |dw:1347898443792:dw|

  11. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    do you see how i did that or would you like me to explain.

  12. kiamonstaa
    • 2 years ago
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    nope. i understand.

  13. kiamonstaa
    • 2 years ago
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    thx

  14. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    you're welcome!

  15. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    |dw:1347898634838:dw|i need to do this

  16. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    i feel better now

  17. kiamonstaa
    • 2 years ago
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    aha

  18. Fgcbear16
    • 2 years ago
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    i know i'm hilarious.

  19. kiamonstaa
    • 2 years ago
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    aha yup

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