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I can't figure out how this is true. how was this factored?

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- Dec 13th 2012, 01:10 PMkingsolomonsgravehow was this factored?
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I can't figure out how this is true. how was this factored? - Dec 13th 2012, 01:17 PMPlatoRe: how was this factored?
- Dec 13th 2012, 01:21 PMkingsolomonsgraveRe: how was this factored?
what happened to the x in the numerator?

- Dec 13th 2012, 01:24 PMPeriwinkle38Re: how was this factored?
In order to subtract the two functions they must first have the same denominator.

If you multiply 4/(x-3) by x+2 you should get (4x+8) / (x^2-x-6)'

Then multiply 1/(x+2) by x-3 and your answer should be (x-3) / (x^2-6).

You then combine the numerator by like terms all over the denominator. It should look like (4x-x+8-(-3) / (x^2-x-6)

4x - x = 3x and 8 - (-3) = 11 (Using skip change change) - Dec 13th 2012, 01:28 PMskeeterRe: how was this factored?