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    Help me simplify this expression!

    [2(x+2)^3 - 6(x+2)^2] / [((x+2)^3)^2]

    Please help me simplify this expression.
    Can you show me step by step? This is a homework problem and I really want to understand it.
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    Re: Help me simplify this expression!

    Factore the numerator, notice the two terms have a common factor 2(x+2)^2.
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    Re: Help me simplify this expression!

    Quote Originally Posted by habibixox View Post
    [2(x+2)^3 - 6(x+2)^2] / [((x+2)^3)^2] .
    \frac{2(x+2)^3-6(x+2)^2}{[(x+2)^3]^2}=\frac{2(x+2)^2(x-1)}{(x+2)^6}
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