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and are equal when x = 2 and x = -1.

True or False?/ They are equivalent expressions on (-infinity,infinity)

I'm lost. How do you do this?

Thank you!

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- January 31st 2010, 07:28 AMAnemoriSimplifying complicated fraction.
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and are equal when x = 2 and x = -1.

True or False?/ They are equivalent expressions on (-infinity,infinity)

I'm lost. How do you do this?

Thank you!

- January 31st 2010, 08:09 AM1005
- January 31st 2010, 08:14 AM1005
edit: your post is gone now i look silly :P

- January 31st 2010, 08:20 AMAnemori
It looks false (Wondering). on the fraction i will evaluate the bottom part first going up?

- January 31st 2010, 08:25 AM1005
- January 31st 2010, 08:54 AMAnemori
- January 31st 2010, 09:51 AM1005
- January 31st 2010, 10:46 AMAnemori

how did you do it from that to this:

- January 31st 2010, 01:58 PM1005
I multiplied by which simplifies to 1. You can do that, because 1 X anything = that same anything. I did this so the two fractions at the bottom would have the same denominator, allowing them to be added. If you continue to look at what I did, I used that method about five times to add the fractions to 1.