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Which factor can you cancel from the numerator and denominator to simplify ?4x16/123x [Hint: (a−x) = − (x − a)]



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tcarroll010
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Start by factoring the numerator and the denominator. Then look for a negative factor

kiamonstaa
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what do you mean by factoring? simplify?

Fgcbear16
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dw:1347898149982:dw

Fgcbear16
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what number can we factor out of the bottom

Fgcbear16
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on the top we factor out 4 because 4 was a factor of both terms

kiamonstaa
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12

Fgcbear16
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dw:1347898335401:dw

kiamonstaa
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so...3(4x)

Fgcbear16
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i would remove a 3

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dw:1347898443792:dw

Fgcbear16
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do you see how i did that or would you like me to explain.

kiamonstaa
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nope. i understand.

kiamonstaa
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thx

Fgcbear16
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you're welcome!

Fgcbear16
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dw:1347898634838:dwi need to do this

Fgcbear16
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i feel better now

kiamonstaa
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aha

Fgcbear16
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i know i'm hilarious.

kiamonstaa
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aha yup