CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS?
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implify
the rational expressions. State any excluded values.
3x-6/x-2
I know it is real simple I just want to understand it so I can keep going :)

- anonymous

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- anonymous

I divided but it says simplify

- nubeer

hmm try taking 3 common from numerator

- anonymous

so it will x-2?

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- anonymous

so it cancles out?

- nubeer

yes

- anonymous

or is it one?

- anonymous

becasue they're both negative

- nubeer

hmm well u took 3 common it would make 3 (x-2)/x-2
right?

- anonymous

right

- anonymous

so will it be just the 3?

- nubeer

yes..

- anonymous

ookey. thank you so much

- nubeer

you are most welcome :)

- anonymous

:)

- anonymous

one more question can you help me?

- anonymous

I just wnat to see if its the same concept

- nubeer

sure.. shoot !!

- anonymous

x-2/x^2+3x-10

- anonymous

thanks!

- anonymous

do I need to factor the denominator?

- nubeer

yes

- anonymous

ok let me see

- nubeer

ok i will wait..

- anonymous

( x -2)(x + 5)

- anonymous

right?

- anonymous

wait I think somethign went wrong

- nubeer

hmm looks fine to me :P

- anonymous

yup haha it was right

- anonymous

this is where I get stuck

- nubeer

:P it is.. keep on going.

- nubeer

hmm ok see u have x-2 in numerator n denominator..? so u can cancel those out same as in previous question

- anonymous

ohh!!! I think it is
x+5

- anonymous

becasue the x-2 cancels out?

- anonymous

or is it 1/x+5)

- nubeer

it is the seconnd one

- anonymous

oh good! thank you!

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