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Simplify 2x + 10 / x^2 + 4x – 5
X + 5 / x – 1
2 / x – 1
2(x + 5) / x – 1
2 / x
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Simplify 2x + 10 / x^2 + 4x – 5 X + 5 / x – 1 2 / x – 1 2(x + 5) / x – 1 2 / x
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
can you factor x^2 + 4x – 5 ?
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what are the 2 numbers with sum =4 and product = 5 ?
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you mean 4 and 5 ? not really...
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and one of the number will be negative.
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
will those give sum =4 and product = 5 ?
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so, we split the middle term 4x = 5xx
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
x^2+5xx5 =0 x(x+5)1 (x+5) =0 factor out x+5 from that, what u get ?
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SolmyrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so im gonna have (x + 5) and also 1
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and there was +x in the beginning also, right ? so , you have (x1)(x+5) as your denominator, ok ? what about numerator 2x+10 factor out 2, what u get ?
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SolmyrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well adding them both together
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you can't add 2x to 10 2x has 'x' in it, its variable, 10 is a constant
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
2*x+10 = 2*x+2*5 2 is common, factoring it out, 2 (x+5) got this ?
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hartnnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
numerator = 2 (x+5) denominator = (x1)(x+5) what gets cancelled out ?
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SolmyrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you for all your help
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