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simplifying expressions

Postby jburgess328 on Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:00 am

an example in my algebra text simplifies a function to (x)/(5 - 2x)
wouldnt the X in the numerator and the X in the denominator cancel each other out?
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:10 am

You can only "cancel" factors. Is "x" a factor of the expression "5 - 2x", or just part of one of the two terms? :wink:
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Re: simplifying expressions

Postby jburgess328 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:46 am

thanks
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