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    3(x+2) / (8x+16)

    I don't know what to do after expanding the brackets, I feel it must be something glaringly obvious but I can't see it

    cheers for any help
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    and this 1 please,

    2/x - 3/(x-1)

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    (Original post by Meat Loaf Rocks)
    simplyify
    3(x+2) / (8x+16)

    I don't know what to do after expanding the brackets, I feel it must be something glaringly obvious but I can't see it

    cheers for any help
    You don't need to take to expand out the brackets.
    You can write it as 3(x+2)/8(x+2)=3/8
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    (Original post by Meat Loaf Rocks)
    simplyify
    3(x+2) / (8x+16)

    I don't know what to do after expanding the brackets, I feel it must be something glaringly obvious but I can't see it

    cheers for any help
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    For 3(x+2) / (8x+16)

    you can take a factor of 8 out of the bottom which leaves you with

    3(x+2) / 8(x+2)

    As you can see the x+2 cancels and you are left with 3/8's.#
    I think
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    2/x - 3/(x-1)

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    Isnt that just putting over a common factor of x(x-1) ???

    But -(x+2)/x(x-1) doesn't seem that simple to me :/ lol
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    (Original post by geekypoo)
    Isnt that just putting over a common factor of x(x-1) ???

    But -(x+2)/x(x-1) doesn't seem that simple to me :/ lol
    yep it is just putting it other a common factor of 1 but I can't that lol, i will kick myself when someone shows me but I can't see it for the life of me
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    (Original post by Meat Loaf Rocks)
    and this 1 please,

    2/x - 3/(x-1)

    cheers
    simplifies to -(1+2/x) / (x-1)
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    Isnt that exactly what i've put except you've divided everything by x,
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    (Original post by geekypoo)
    Isnt that exactly what i've put except you've divided everything by x,
    yes, but thats because you've asked to simplify it it, x seems common so divide by it
 
 
 
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