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anonymous
 one year ago
(5)/(2x+8)+(7)/(3x+12) Please Explain Steps!
anonymous
 one year ago
(5)/(2x+8)+(7)/(3x+12) Please Explain Steps!

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{ 5 }{ 2x+8 }+\frac{ 7 }{ 3x+12 }\] Can you factor the denominators?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, by factoring out their respective GCF's.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so then you need a common denominator by finding the lcm of 2(x +4) and 3(x + 4)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right. so then you would multiply the first fraction by 3/3 and the second by 2/2 to get the common denominator

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh! That makes sense. It was the numerators that I was confused about.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Leaving us with 29/6(x+4)?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you so much for your explanation!
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