DeadShot
  • DeadShot
What is the simplified form of the quantity x-squared minus 16 over the quantity x plus 4 ?
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DeadShot
  • DeadShot
\[\frac{ x^2-16 }{ (x+4) }\]
geerky42
  • geerky42
\[\dfrac{x^2 - 16}{x+4}\] I'd factor the numerator if I were you.
geerky42
  • geerky42
Remember the differences of squares? \[x^2 - a^2 = (x-a)(x+a)\]

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DeadShot
  • DeadShot
so then, the numerator would be \[(x+4)(x-4)\]right?
geerky42
  • geerky42
Right.
DeadShot
  • DeadShot
and then the (x+4) would cancel each other out
geerky42
  • geerky42
Yes
DeadShot
  • DeadShot
leaving the answer as x - 4, with the restriction x ≠ -4
geerky42
  • geerky42
Yeah.
DeadShot
  • DeadShot
Thanks!
geerky42
  • geerky42
Glad I helped.
anonymous
  • anonymous
x-4, I did that one in my head
geerky42
  • geerky42
Good for you.

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