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Reduce 4x-8/x^2-2x

Postby fowler_966 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:03 am

Reduce 4x-8/x^2-2x

does that make sense? what do you call this kind of problem and how do u solve it? thanks!
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Postby stapel_eliz on Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:03 am

fowler_966 wrote:Reduce 4x-8/x^2-2x

what do you call this kind of problem and how do u solve it?

It's called "reducing" or "simplifying" the rational expression. The simplification is done by cancelling common factors.

* Simple Factoring

* Simplifying Rational Expressions
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