I have two equations that I am trying to simplify, please help! 1) y^2 - 6y + 9/ -(y +2 - 4) divided by y^2 - 9 / y^2 - 8y + 12 = ??? 2) 12a^2 + 26a 12 / 6 - 5a - 6a^2 = ? (I've come up with 2 (3a +2)/(3a - 2) Is this correct? ) Thanks!
Your result is not correct, sorry!
1. I assume that you mean:
1. Factor the denominator to determine the common denominator:
Therefore the common denominator is
2. Transform the summands such that each fraction has the same denominator:
3. Expand the brackets in the numerator (there is now only one numerator!), collect like terms.
4. You should come out with: