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x^2+6x+9/5x+15 simplifying rational expressions, helpppp



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Jim766
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need to factor the numerator and denominator, any idea how to
factor x^2 + 6x + 9 = (x )(x )

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yeah, would it be (x+3)(x+2) ? @jim_thompson5910

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need two numbers that multiply to get 9, but also add up to 6

Jim766
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you are close by look again

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so (x+3)(x+3) but the bottom two numbers would have to be 5 & 3 right?

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5x + 15 what is the GCF?

Jim766
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what divides evenly into both 5 and 15

ohhailayne
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5! :)

Jim766
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(x+3)(x+3)
 now cancel out the (x3) that is on both top and bottom
5(x + 3)

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what is left?

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x + 3

5

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you good?

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yessss i really just needed the formula or whatever