## ridgeboy36 2 years ago What is the simplified form of (x-5)/(x^2-3x-10) multiplied by (x+2)/(x^2+x-12)? Can anyone solve this problem???

1. satellite73

doesn't really mean multiply it means "factor and cancel"

2. ridgeboy36

could you please guide me through this problem I have tried solving it multiple times and cant seem to solve it.

3. satellite73

did you factor both denominators?

4. satellite73

$\frac{x-5}{(x-5)(x+2)}\times \frac{x+2}{(x-3)(x+4)}$

5. ridgeboy36

Yes i got (x-5)(x+2) and (x-3)(x+4)

6. ridgeboy36

7. ridgeboy36

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8. ridgeboy36

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9. satellite73

yes