Posted by Sara on .
I posted something before this, so now this is how far I got.
The answer I know is -(5x^2-17x-9)/(x-3)(x+2)
first I get
Then I get
x^2+2x-4x^2-4x-24-2x^2-11x+15 (for the top)
When I put everything together I get
(-5x^2 -13x -9)/ (x-3)(x+2)
as you can see however I am having a problem with + and - because I get -13x instead of -17x so could you look at what I am doing wrong and explain it to me?
The top should be this:
x^2 + 2x - 4x^2 + 4x + 24 - 2x^2 + 11x - 15
Combining like terms:
-5x^2 + 17x + 9
Factoring out the negative gives this:
-(5x^2 - 17x - 9)
This should help you see the answer given:
I hope this helps. Watch those negative signs because they can be tricky on these types of problems!