6/x+2 was the answer i got from a long factoring problem, my question is that if its complete? can you divide the 6 and 2 to make it 3/x? thx for any hellp

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- May 18th 2011, 08:34 AMmath69is this answer complete?
6/x+2 was the answer i got from a long factoring problem, my question is that if its complete? can you divide the 6 and 2 to make it 3/x? thx for any hellp

- May 18th 2011, 08:51 AMabhishekkgp
- May 18th 2011, 08:52 AMemakarov
Do you mean 6 / (x + 2)? Are you asking if it can be simplified any further? (The word "complete" has numerous technical meanings in mathematics, so it should not be used when one of those meanings is not implied.) To divide both the numerator and the denominator by 2, you also have to divide x since (x + 2) / 2 = x/2 + 1. So 6 / (x + 2) can be simplified to 3 / (x/2 + 1), but not to 3 / (x + 1).