1. heathernelly

what I've done so far is (w+6)(w+4) / (w+1)(w-30) + 8/w-5

Is your equation $\frac{ w^2 + 2w -24 }{ w^2 + w -30 } + \frac{ 8 }{ w-5 }$

3. heathernelly

yess

If that's the case, the way you broke up $w^2 + w - 30$ is incorrect.

If you multiply out the way you broke it up You get $w^2 - 29w -30$

If you fix that, then you should be able to do the problem easily.

7. heathernelly

w^2 + w - 30 is a part of the question..you still there?

8. heathernelly

Yes But the correct factorization is $(w+6)(w-5)$

10. heathernelly

oooh, I see..so what do I do after that? :)

11. heathernelly

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? :)