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Mikeyy1992 Group Title

Which factor can you cancel from the numerator and denominator to simplify: [Hint: (a−x) = − (x − a)]

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  1. Mikeyy1992 Group Title
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    \[\frac{ 8 - 2x }{ 3x -12 }\]

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    2 - ? 3

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    If you cancel A out.

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    Well I presume they are explaining it like you would destribute the negative in front of the first part of the problem through it.

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    the hint part

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    I have no knowledge of how to do this.

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    ...I did this last year...DARN MY DUMPING OF KNOWLEDGE!

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    @Mertsj I hate to drag you here...

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    If I am not mistaken I think you would cancel the 2x out but dont take my word for it

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    |dw:1373161125061:dw|

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    The choices are: 2/3 3/2 x - 4 x + 4 I don't understand what he wrote.-.

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    Work the last part out

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    I guess

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    - 2/3 ? x - 4 ?

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    I really don't understand ;(

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    What part don't you understand? The part where I factored the numerator or the factorization of the denominator?

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    I don't understand the whole thing.

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    Take the denominator which is 3x-12 and factor out a 3 and post what you get.

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    x - 4?

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    NO!! When you write the factors of something, they must multiply back to the original expression.

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    3x-12=3(x-4)

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    Now take 8-2x and factor out -2 and post the result.

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    -2(x - 4) ?

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    Now write the entire fraction with the numerator and denominator in their proper places and factored.

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    -2(x - 4) -------- ? 3(x - 4)

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    Do the numerator and denominator have any factor that is the same?

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    x - 4 ?

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    So what could you cancel?

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    Cancel out x - 4?

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    What question are you trying to answer?

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  31. Mikeyy1992 Group Title
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    Which factor can you cancel from the numerator and denominator to simplify?

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  32. Mertsj Group Title
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    And the answer is?????

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  33. Mikeyy1992 Group Title
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    x - 4?

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    Very good.

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