posted by Deb .
Simplify by removing factors of 1
What is the simplified form?
the way you typed it, the answer would be
9w - 9 - w
= 8w - 9
You must mean
= 9 , w not equal to 4
the question reads
9w-36 over 4-w
I am supposed to simplify by removing factors of 1
I solved it for you according to that version.
Removing factors of 1 makes no sense.
1 is a factor of every number or variable, but nothing is gained by that.
Reiny I appreciate your help but this is solving a problem by factoring which means your ultimate goal isnt just to get X=. So the answer you are giving me isnt correct for what I am trying to solve.
This one of the of the ways you learn to simplify rational expressions.