anonymous
  • anonymous
x^2-x-20/x^2+8x+16 explain each step and provide the simplified form.
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helder_edwin
  • helder_edwin
factor both the numerator and denominator. can u do that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yea. im stuck at the -x-20/8x+16
anonymous
  • anonymous
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? \[X^2-5X+4X-20/X^2+4X+4X+16\]

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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[(X-5)(X+4)/(X+4)^2\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
CANCEL (X+4) FROM TOP AND BOTTOM ,YOU ARE left with \[(x-5)/(x+4)\]

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