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heathernelly

  • 3 years ago

PLEASE HELP!! simplify the term w^2+2w-24 / w^2+w-30+8 / w-5

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  1. heathernelly
    • 3 years ago
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    what I've done so far is (w+6)(w+4) / (w+1)(w-30) + 8/w-5

  2. CanadianAsian
    • 3 years ago
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    Is your equation \[\frac{ w^2 + 2w -24 }{ w^2 + w -30 } + \frac{ 8 }{ w-5 }\]

  3. heathernelly
    • 3 years ago
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    yess

  4. CanadianAsian
    • 3 years ago
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    If that's the case, the way you broke up \[w^2 + w - 30 \] is incorrect.

  5. CanadianAsian
    • 3 years ago
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    If you multiply out the way you broke it up You get \[w^2 - 29w -30\]

  6. CanadianAsian
    • 3 years ago
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    If you fix that, then you should be able to do the problem easily.

  7. heathernelly
    • 3 years ago
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    w^2 + w - 30 is a part of the question..you still there?

  8. heathernelly
    • 3 years ago
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    @CanadianAsian

  9. CanadianAsian
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes But the correct factorization is \[(w+6)(w-5)\]

  10. heathernelly
    • 3 years ago
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    oooh, I see..so what do I do after that? :)

  11. heathernelly
    • 3 years ago
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    I cross out w+6 because it's on in denominator and other one? so it would be w+4 / w-5 + 8/w-5? what do I do next? :)

  12. CanadianAsian
    • 3 years ago
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    You can add the numerators of fractions with the same denominators. so it should be (w+4 +8)/(w-5)

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