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    Help with algebraic fraction

    Hi can someone show me in stages how to simplify: x^2-6x+8/10 * 5x/2x-8

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    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhunn View Post
    Hi can someone show me in stages how to simplify: x^2-6x+8/10 * 5x/2x-8

    Much appreciated

    Paul
    I can't understand your formatting but you probably need to factorise and then cancel common factors. In particular, you should note that 2x - 8 = 2(x - 4) and x^2 - 6x + 8 = (x - 4)(x - 2).
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    And that would leave you with (x-2)/10 * 5x/2 is that right?

    And can it be taken further?

    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhunn View Post
    And that would leave you with (x-2)/10 * 5x/2 is that right?

    And can it be taken further?

    Thanks a lot

    Paul
    I still can't understand your formatting. Look for more common factors and cancel them is all I can say.
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