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HarvestMan
What is the simplified form of x minus 4 over x squared minus x minus 12 • x minus 4 over x squared minus 8x plus 16 ?
\[\frac{x-4 }{ x^2}-12*x- \frac{ 4 }{ x^2 }-8x+16\]
There is it set up, now, what can you do first to simplify?
Also congrats on your first question in mathematics.
so, first, I should multiply12 and x, so I get 12x, and then I combine like terms, right? so, simplified it would be \[(x-8)-20x+16\]right?
You cannot combine 12 and x.
I can't? I thought it that when you multiply a number and an unknown, you get \[number(unknown)\]
\[\frac{ x-8 }{ x^2 }+2x+16\]