# Simplify

• May 18th 2010, 10:18 AM
kapital
Simplify
How can I simplify this:

http://www.e-um.si/lessons/363/Glava.pdf

ex. 2, example a

p.s. How can I draw mathematical formulas here?

thanx
• May 18th 2010, 11:22 AM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by kapital
How can I simplify this:

http://www.e-um.si/lessons/363/Glava.pdf

ex. 2, example a

p.s. How can I draw mathematical formulas here?

thanx

Hi kapital,

$\frac{x^{2n-2}-1}{x^{2n}-x^{n+1}+x^{n-1}-1}=\frac{(x^{n-1}+1)(x^{n-1}-1)}{(x^{n+1}+1)(x^{n-1}-1)}=\frac{x^{n-1}+1}{x^{n+1}+1}$

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• May 18th 2010, 12:23 PM
kapital

$
\frac{x^{2n-2}-1}{x^{2n}-x^{n+1}+x^{n-1}-1}=\frac{(x^{n-1}+1)(x^{n-1}-1)}{(x^{n+1}+1)(x^{n-1}-1)}=\frac{x^{n-1}+1}{x^{n+1}+1}
$

The result for equation is actually one. So, is my result information wrong or did you mistake?
• May 18th 2010, 12:31 PM
masters
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Originally Posted by kapital