Ok, I need to know how to solve, or if someone could just help me get started on this problem...

(b^2 + 4 b + 16)/(b^3 - 64)

Thanks!

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- Apr 2nd 2010, 09:42 PMWinnieThePoohSimplifying an expression
Ok, I need to know how to solve, or if someone could just help me get started on this problem...

(b^2 + 4 b + 16)/(b^3 - 64)

Thanks! - Apr 2nd 2010, 09:44 PMMacstersUndead
Note that:

a^3 - b^3 = (a-b)(a^2+ab+b^2)

and that 64 = 4^3

can you finish? - Apr 2nd 2010, 10:26 PMmr fantastic