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Shadowthieve

  • 3 years ago

I will gilve a medal and fan anyone who answers this correctly PLEASE HELP Use complete sentences to describe the steps taken to simplify this problem. Make sure you include information about the new common denominator, the final simplified expression, and any restrictions. (3/x) - (3/x+1) - (3/x+2)

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  1. Shadowthieve
    • 3 years ago
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    can u hlp me

  2. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    the common denominator is the product of the three that is x(x+1)(x+2)

  3. Shadowthieve
    • 3 years ago
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    ok I somewhat understand this now

  4. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    now multiply each term by the common denominator to give 3(x+1)(x+2) - 3x(x+2) - 3x(x+1) ----------------------------- x(x+1)(x+2)

  5. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    now you need to simplify the numerator

  6. Shadowthieve
    • 3 years ago
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    right and that will give me the aanswer

  7. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    yes - after you have done this you may be able to simplify further

  8. Shadowthieve
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    ok thx

  9. cwrw238
    • 3 years ago
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    numerator = 3(x^2 + 3x + 2) - 3x^2 - 6x - 3x^2 - 3x and so on

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