# algebra1

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simplify the following rational expression: 4(x+2)^8 (x-3)^6
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20(x+2)^2 (x-3)^12

note:the expression is all together.sorry for how it looks.

• algebra1 -

4/20 = 1/5
a^8/a^2 = a^6
b^6/b^12 = b^-6 or 1/b^6
so
(1/5)[(x+2)/(x-3)]^6

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