I need help simplifying an expression that is in this form: (3x + 12) / (9x^2 - 144) thanks in advanced.
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Originally Posted by jenbones I need help simplifying an expression that is in this form: (3x + 12) / (9x^2 - 144) thanks in advanced. Hint: Do you know how to factor this?
No, I am not very good at factoring.
Originally Posted by jenbones No, I am not very good at factoring. Remember the difference of squares formula?
yes, I remember that formula.
Originally Posted by jenbones yes, I remember that formula. Utilising it will allow you to simplify by cancelling the numerator with one of the factors.
Originally Posted by jenbones I need help simplifying an expression that is in this form: (3x + 12) / (9x^2 - 144) thanks in advanced.
Originally Posted by yehoram isn't the answer (1) / (3 (x - 4)) ??
Originally Posted by jenbones isn't the answer (1) / (3 (x - 4)) ?? Yes...