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Simplify the rational expression 2x + x^2/x^2 - 5x - 14

Postby Twofacelol on Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:23 am

2x + x^2/x^2 - 5x - 14

Simplify the rational expression.

I know the bottom part is (x-7)(x+2) but i cant figure out the top. At least i think thats what the bottom is.
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Postby stapel_eliz on Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:20 am

To learn how to do simple factoring, try here. :wink:

Then note that 2x + x2 = 2(x) + x(x)....
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