Attachment 25706

I keep gettingAttachment 25707 because I multiply $\displaystyle 2x $ by $\displaystyle x^2$

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- Nov 13th 2012, 11:11 PMkingsolomonsgraveunderstanding how this simplifies
Attachment 25706

I keep gettingAttachment 25707 because I multiply $\displaystyle 2x $ by $\displaystyle x^2$ - Nov 13th 2012, 11:19 PMMarkFLRe: understanding how this simplifies
What is $\displaystyle x^2\cdot\frac{1}{x^2}$?

- Nov 13th 2012, 11:40 PMkingsolomonsgraveRe: understanding how this simplifies
$\displaystyle x^2*1/x^2=x^2/x^2=1$ but what about when you multiply $\displaystyle x^2$ by$\displaystyle 2x$?

- Nov 13th 2012, 11:51 PMMarkFLRe: understanding how this simplifies
The factor $\displaystyle x^2$ only applies to the first term in the numerator.

- Nov 14th 2012, 10:19 AMkingsolomonsgraveRe: understanding how this simplifies
of course! Sometimes sleep is needed to see the obvious. thanks!