Math2(Please Help)
posted by Margie .
4x 8
___  ______
x+2 x1
*Simplify The Expression
I'm going to assume your problem is this:
4x/(x+2)  8/(x1)
Use a common denominator since the denominators are not the same.
Common denominator is: (x+2)(x1)
Rewriting the problem, we have:
4x(x1)/(x+2)(x1)  8(x+2)/(x+2)(x1)
Combining the numerators:
[4x(x1)  8(x+2)]/(x+2)(x1)
Simplify the numerator. Remember to watch signs. If the numerator can be factored, try it. Then reduce further if you can.
I hope this will help.
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