Hello, I cannot understand how this fraction is simplified.

Can someone please explain this process.

((-2x^2) - 2x) / (x^4)

= ((-2x) - 2) / x^3

Thanks kindly for any help.

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- Dec 8th 2011, 04:31 PMfran1942simplifying algebraic fraction
Hello, I cannot understand how this fraction is simplified.

Can someone please explain this process.

((-2x^2) - 2x) / (x^4)

= ((-2x) - 2) / x^3

Thanks kindly for any help. - Dec 8th 2011, 04:42 PMwsldamRe: simplifying algebraic fraction
Take by the distributive law we have: then we realize that so it simplifies to