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anonymous
 one year ago
What is the simplified form of the quantity y−squared minus y minus 12 over the quantity y−squared plus 8y plus 15?
anonymous
 one year ago
What is the simplified form of the quantity y−squared minus y minus 12 over the quantity y−squared plus 8y plus 15?

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welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1y^2  y  12  y^2 + 8y + 15

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0y minus 4 over y minus 5 y minus 4 over y plus 5 y plus 4 over y minus 5 y plus 4 over y plus 5 those are the answer choics

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1factor top and bottom and see if there any common factors

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1can you factor y^2  y  12?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have another question after this

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1they will look like (y + a)(y + b) where the product AB will = 12 and a + b will equal 1

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1can you think of 2 numbers whose product is 12?

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.13nearl right 3 * 4 = 12 but we want 12

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok that might be the ones we want do they add up to 1?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah is it the second optiion

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we haven't got that far yet we need to factor the denominator next. yes a = 3 and b = 4 so the factors of the top of the fraction are (x + 3)(x  4) now can you factor the denominator by the same method?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its the second option

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1right so we have (y + 3)(y  4)  (y + 3)(y + 5) y + 3 is common

welshfella
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yea second choice is correct
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