## anonymous one year ago Simplify 1+4x^-1+3x^-2/-4x-3x^-1+1

1. anonymous

Its actually supposed to be 1+4x^-1+3x^-2/-4x^-2-3x^-1+1

2. anonymous

$\huge \frac{1+4x^{-1}+3x^{-2}}{-4x-3x^{-1}+1}$?

3. anonymous

$\huge \frac{1+4x^{-1}+3x^{-2}}{-4x^{-2}-3x^{-1}+1}$

4. anonymous

multiply top and bottom by $$x^2$$ to clear the negative exponents after that there may be more, but that is a good start

5. anonymous

So would it look like this?|dw:1433197064943:dw|

6. anonymous

close but no

7. anonymous

the numerator would be $x^2+4x+3$

8. anonymous

the denominator is wrong as well

9. anonymous

$-4-3x+x^2$ for the denominator

10. anonymous

Do I need to simplify it further?