anonymous
  • anonymous
Which factor can you cancel from the numerator and denominator to simplify: [Hint: (a−x) = − (x − a)]
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katieb
  • katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[\frac{ 8 - 2x }{ 3x -12 }\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
2 - ? 3
anonymous
  • anonymous
If you cancel A out.

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SnuggieLad
  • SnuggieLad
Well I presume they are explaining it like you would destribute the negative in front of the first part of the problem through it.
SnuggieLad
  • SnuggieLad
the hint part
anonymous
  • anonymous
I have no knowledge of how to do this.
SnuggieLad
  • SnuggieLad
...I did this last year...DARN MY DUMPING OF KNOWLEDGE!
SnuggieLad
  • SnuggieLad
@Mertsj I hate to drag you here...
SnuggieLad
  • SnuggieLad
If I am not mistaken I think you would cancel the 2x out but dont take my word for it
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
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anonymous
  • anonymous
The choices are: 2/3 3/2 x - 4 x + 4 I don't understand what he wrote.-.
SnuggieLad
  • SnuggieLad
Work the last part out
SnuggieLad
  • SnuggieLad
I guess
anonymous
  • anonymous
- 2/3 ? x - 4 ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I really don't understand ;(
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
What part don't you understand? The part where I factored the numerator or the factorization of the denominator?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I don't understand the whole thing.
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Take the denominator which is 3x-12 and factor out a 3 and post what you get.
anonymous
  • anonymous
x - 4?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
NO!! When you write the factors of something, they must multiply back to the original expression.
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
3x-12=3(x-4)
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Now take 8-2x and factor out -2 and post the result.
anonymous
  • anonymous
-2(x - 4) ?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Now write the entire fraction with the numerator and denominator in their proper places and factored.
anonymous
  • anonymous
-2(x - 4) -------- ? 3(x - 4)
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Do the numerator and denominator have any factor that is the same?
anonymous
  • anonymous
x - 4 ?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
So what could you cancel?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Cancel out x - 4?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
What question are you trying to answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Which factor can you cancel from the numerator and denominator to simplify?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
And the answer is?????
anonymous
  • anonymous
x - 4?
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Very good.

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