anonymous
  • anonymous
how do i write the rational expression in lowest terms: (R^2-S^2)/(R+S)
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
Hint: use the difference of squares factoring rule
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
to factor the numerator tell me what you get when you do that
anonymous
  • anonymous
i started eliminating one of the R's and one of the S's

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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
the difference of squares factoring rule is x^2 - y^2 = (x-y)(x+y)
anonymous
  • anonymous
this is what i am doing R^2-S^2/R+S R^2 / R+S S^2 / R+S
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
that's not a legal algebraic move
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
however, you can factor R^2-S^2 to get (R-S)(R+S)
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
what do you notice cancelling out?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
actually sorry, it is legal (thinking of something else) but it's not a helpful move
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah that's what i notice because i was just cancelling out 1 and the results then went back to the main fraction again
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
the (R+S) terms cancel
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
leaving you with (R-S) or just R-S

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