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anonymous
 one year ago
x^2+4x5/1x
anonymous
 one year ago
x^2+4x5/1x

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Did you try to factor the numerator?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I"m not sure how to, please show me how

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Factoring is kinda hard for me to figure out

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok. start by finding 2 numbers that multiply to 5 and add up 4. What are the factors of 5?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What numbers multiply to give 5?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0alright 5 and 1 multiply to 5. We have 5 in this problem, so either 1 or 5 has to be negative. Which one has to be negative for them to add up to 4?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right, so the two numbers that multiply to 5 and add to 4 are \(5\) and \(1\). So we can factor the numerator as \((x + 5)(x1)\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The denominator can get a 1 factored out and we written as \((x1)\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So then you have \[\frac{ (x+5)(x1) }{ (x1) }\] and you can cancel

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So whats the next step?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\((x5)\) is the answer

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I only have these options?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0we got (x+5) after canceling. distribute the negative to get x5
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