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    Simplifying and multiplying a rational expression

    This problem is really overwhelming to me. I've tried breaking it down, but I always end up screwing up somewhere. Can someone help me break it out down step by step?

    Multiply and simplify:
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    Lightbulb Re: Simplifying and multiplying a rational expression

    Quote Originally Posted by DasRabbit View Post
    Multiply and simplify:
    =\frac{(x-2)\left(x^2-3x-10\right)}{(x+2)\left(x^2+2x-8\right)}
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    Re: Simplifying and multiplying a rational expression

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxJasper View Post
    =\frac{(x-2)\left(x^2-3x-10\right)}{(x+2)\left(x^2+2x-8\right)}
    Each of the quadratics also factorises, which should lead to some nice cancellation
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