anonymous
  • anonymous
Can you factor this? i'm getting confused if i can for not. (x-x^-2)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[x-x^2\] both terms have a common factor of \(x\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
no its raised to the -2
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[x-x ^{-2}\]

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anonymous
  • anonymous
use mathway.com
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[x-\frac{1}{x^2}\] is what you have in that case
anonymous
  • anonymous
you can write it as a fraction if you like and get \[\frac{x^3-1}{x^2}\] or even \[\frac{(x-1)(x^2+x+1)}{x^2}\] if that helps any not sure what the goal of factoring this is
whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
@satellite73 user might just be trying to figure out if something is fully factored or not...

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