Okay so once again I get confused on the first step. I could really use a step by step answer on how to simplify this expression:

(4x^2 - 20x + 3) / (2x + 1) + (2x^2 - 25x - 27) / (4x + 2)

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- Sep 1st 2010, 11:22 AMjenbonesSimplifying Expressions: step by step help
Okay so once again I get confused on the first step. I could really use a step by step answer on how to simplify this expression:

(4x^2 - 20x + 3) / (2x + 1) + (2x^2 - 25x - 27) / (4x + 2) - Sep 1st 2010, 11:33 AMHallsofIvy
You have $\displaystyle \frac{4x^2 - 20x + 3}{2x + 1} + \frac{2x^2 - 25x - 27}{4x + 2}$

Did you not notice that 4x+ 2= 2(2x+ 1)? That helps a lot doesn't it? - Sep 1st 2010, 03:31 PMjenbones
- Sep 1st 2010, 04:02 PMArchie Meade