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kiamonstaa

  • 3 years ago

x^2-x-20/x^2+8x+16 explain each step and provide the simplified form.

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  1. helder_edwin
    • 3 years ago
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    factor both the numerator and denominator. can u do that?

  2. kiamonstaa
    • 3 years ago
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    yea. im stuck at the -x-20/8x+16

  3. naushil
    • 3 years ago
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    numerator:what re the two numbers when added give you -1 and when multiplied give you -20. denominator:what are the two numbers when added together give you 8 and when multiplied give 16? \[X^2-5X+4X-20/X^2+4X+4X+16\]

  4. naushil
    • 3 years ago
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    \[(X-5)(X+4)/(X+4)^2\]

  5. naushil
    • 3 years ago
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    CANCEL (X+4) FROM TOP AND BOTTOM ,YOU ARE left with \[(x-5)/(x+4)\]

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