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  • one year ago

divide 20x^4 + 15x^2/ 5x^2

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  1. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    find gcf first what is common factor of 20x^4 +15x^2 ?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    im not sure.. i have no idea what to do..

  3. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    find common factor of 20 and 15

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    15?

  5. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    for variable its very easy lowest degree of common variable would be the common factor !

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    x? wait im confused.

  7. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    no can you 15 isn't a factor of 20

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    5 ?

  9. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    okay here is an example 6z^6 + 5 z^5 both terms have z variable now smallest degree of z is 5 so z^5 is my common factor |dw:1438720747533:dw|

  10. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    yep right 5 is common factor what about variable x ?

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so x^5 ?

  12. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    hmm that is an exxample look at your question \[\huge\rm \frac{ 20\color{reD}{x^4} +15\color{red}{x^2} }{ 5x^2 }\] what is smallest degree of variable x ?

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2?

  14. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    yes right so 5x^2 is common factor!

  15. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    take it oout \[\huge\rm \frac{ \color{reD}{5x^2}( ?????)\color{red}{}) }{ 5x^2 }\] what should go in the parentheses in other words divide 20x^4+15x^2 by common factor \\[\huge\rm \frac{ \frac{20x^4 }{ 5x^2 } +\frac{ 15x^2 }{ 5x^2 }}{ 5x^2 }\]

  16. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    sorry for late reply i was trying to change the color but ugh latex >.<

  17. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1438721488685:dw|

  18. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    when you take out 5x^2 from 20x^4 what you have left ?

  19. muscrat123
    • one year ago
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    @Nnesha i need u 2 help! whenever ur done

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