## anonymous one year ago Multiply and express the product in simplest form

1. anonymous

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2. anonymous

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3. mathstudent55

The first step is the same as before. Multiply the numerator together and write it on the new numerator. Multiply the denominators together and write it on the new denominator.

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Fill in below. |dw:1433104075572:dw|

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6. anonymous

okay! I just posted the answer choices!1 @mathstudent55

7. mathstudent55

Look at my last drawing above. Copy it and fill it in.

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9. mathstudent55

Good, but you need parentheses as below. |dw:1433104397652:dw|

10. anonymous

okay!

11. mathstudent55

Now we need to simplify. To do that, we need to cancel equal factors in the numerator and denominator. We need to factor 3x - 3 and x^2 - 1 |dw:1433104472437:dw|

12. mathstudent55

Now equal factors can be cancleled.

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16. mathstudent55

correct