[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. Thanks.
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Factore the numerator, notice the two terms have a common factor $\displaystyle 2(x+2)^2$.
Originally Posted by habibixox [2(x+2)^3 - 6(x+2)^2] / [((x+2)^3)^2] . $\displaystyle \frac{2(x+2)^3-6(x+2)^2}{[(x+2)^3]^2}=\frac{2(x+2)^2(x-1)}{(x+2)^6}$
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