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    Find the Greatest Common Factor

    (1/a)-(8/2a-a^2)=(a+2/a-2) I am having trouble finding the GCF...
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    Re: Find the Greatest Common Factor

    Quote Originally Posted by drewm View Post
    (1/a)-(8/2a-a^2)=(a+2/a-2) I am having trouble finding the GCF...
    You certainly have noticed that

    (-a)(a - 2) = 2a - a^2
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    Re: Find the Greatest Common Factor

    so the GCF is (-a)(a-2)
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    Re: Find the Greatest Common Factor

    Yes- but be careful about the signs.
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