## how to work this problem: 3/a²+a × 2a+2/6

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### how to work this problem: 3/a²+a × 2a+2/6

3/a²+a × 2a+2/6

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3/a²+a × 2a+2/6
As posted, the expression appears to be:

. . . . .$\frac{3}{a^2}\, +\, (a)\times(2a)\, +\, \frac{2}{6}$

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### Re: how to work this problem: 3/a²+a × 2a+2/6

Perform the indicated operation

3 is over a squared +a x 2a+2 over 6

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### Re: how to work this problem: 3/a²+a × 2a+2/6

Still a little vague. As written you could mean:

$\frac{3}{a^2} + (a)\left(\frac{2a+2}{6}\right)$

or
$\frac{3}{a^2+a}\left(\frac{2a+2}{6}\right)$

or what Stapel_eliz wrote or three or four other possibilities (English is tricky, ain't it?).

So, use grouping symbols like parentheses: "3 is over (a squared + a)" and such. Help us see what the entire numerators and denominators are.

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### Re: how to work this problem: 3/a²+a × 2a+2/6

answere is a^4 + a^3 + 9 all divided by 3a^2. if you want to see every step, go to www.wolfram.com and type in the information and it will show you every step.

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